For Grace Igah and John Okai Victor, Saturday the 28th of August, 2021 will remain a memorable day they will live to cherish for the rest of their lives. This is because their beautiful love story was put to bed on that day as they eventually tied the knot to formally seal their affair.
Grace, an indigene of Ogbabo Udachi and Victor, an indigene of Ofekpe both of Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State, were declared husband and wife at United Evangelical Church, FFN camp Ajaokuta, Kogi State.
For the couple who thrilled their guests in well calculated dance steps, the ceremony was a culmination of the perfection of God’s handiwork in their lives.
In a chat with Stanley Ugagbe of The News Chronicle, the elated bride shared how their journey got started and why she eventually accepted to be Victor.
Grace said “We actually started dating in 2019 but he first asked me out in 2012 when I was in 100 level
“Although we both grew up in the same town, he attended the other branch of my church but, I didn’t Know him until we met in school because our camps of residence are quite far apart
“When he asked me out then, I gave him a capital NO …first because I had no plans of getting into a romantic relationship at such early stage of my University education. I didn’t feel equipped enough to handle a relationship and there was really no chemistry
“But he is a I can’t take no guy, so all through my University, he was after me. When we graduated, we kept in touch for a while but during NYSC …I lost contact with him… besides at this point we both got hooked up with other people. But I broke up with the other guy for some reasons..and just about a week after the break up, he showed up with a message on WhatsApp…
“So from there we got talking again and the chemistry that I never thought exist between us came out of the blues surprising even me. And 6 months later, I accepted his proposal to court me
“The courtship was long distance – Rivers and Kogi. I got to see him twice or thrice at most in a year but it was beautiful because we both trusted each other and we were always excited seeing each other after a long period”.
When asked on how she knew Victor is the one for her, she said “I am lady that believes that God lets us make our choice but expects us to seek his guide since he sees beyond the human eyes and knows tomorrow from today
“So even while I felt connected with him, I kept him in the waiting room for some months while I prayed to God for signs to know if my choice is fine or not
“And He did gave me signs on three different occasions which led to my acceptance”
Speaking on the union, she said “I feel wonderful and fulfilled marrying the man that I love and that loves me more”.
On his part, Victor expressed joy over the union. “I am very happy for everything that God has done for me especially the woman He gave me. I love my wife so much and I believe that with her, everything is achievable”.
The couple thanked families and friends who came from far and near to share in their joy especially for their support. They expressed gratitude to God for the success of the ceremony.