“Where there is love there is life.“ –Mahatma Gandhi
The Bible didn’t lie when It said “the greatest of these is love.” Love is beautiful. The God kind of love – which is the only true love – is divine. And when a person who is committed to loving like God does, finds another person with the same desire, a haven is created.
Nonye and David’s love is one for the books. Individually, they’re unique and outstanding. It’s no surprise that their coming together was to say the least, phenomenal. Their union is a force. A perfect blend.
We share their love story (#TheNDblessing) with you below. Feel free to enjoy and gush over it. But beyond those, be alert to pick important subtle lessons too.
"I became really drawn to him and felt a lot of peace and ease around him and I soon couldn’t imagine doing life with any other person."
“First time I had an awareness of my husband David was around 2015/2016. He was a Leader (Head of Department) in the ministry we both attend, so he was quite notable while I was more of the type that avoids the spotlight.
“We didn’t have any close contact but good things were spoken of him hence asides his position, I had a lot of respect and admiration for him for being reserved, focused and intelligent.
“He was also quite good looking and always well put together, but I didn’t really give thought to anything further nor did I have a clue that he already had eyes on me years prior lol (cause we ladies usually know). I was hence surprised to get a Facebook message from him in December of 2019.
“We started off with the usual pleasantries, filled with a lot of “yes sir” responses from me. He then informed me that he was actually a bit nervous and had been trying to initiate a conversation for 4 years. I asked him if there were two horns on my head to which he replied was “an understatement” lol. That eased things up and the conversation flowed freely from there.
“He said he wanted me to be the first friend he makes in 2020 and asked for my number to chat me up on WhatsApp as I was hardly active on Facebook. I offered to get his instead and chat him up first as proof that I didn’t have a tail and pitchfork.
“Our first physical meet up was in a very interesting location, somewhat divine – it gave me a sense of how much of a big deal I was to him. He was really intentional and upfront about his intentions. I however had a couple of things on my mind then and wasn’t so forthcoming but he stayed around as a friend, was patient with me and was there for me through that season.
“Within that time, I saw the purity of his intentions, the genuineness of his passion and the depth of his conviction and commitment. It was like he had an unconditional love for me even before he got to really know me and didn’t require so much effort from me.
“There was also the many other qualities he had; a genuine fear of God, a high sense of responsibility, being very visionary and the diligence to actualise his vision.
“I became really drawn to him and felt a lot of peace and ease around him and I soon couldn’t imagine doing life with any other person. With the Word of God, wise counsel and prayers, I made a very confident decision.
“We had to do long distance for some time and I saw even more how committed and passionate he was. I see this in increasing measures day after day. He is a blessing in every sense of the word.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Read David’s perspective of the story on Bella Naija weddings below ⬇.
“You are my song. You are my song of love.” ❤️