*Silence and side eyes*
STAND ALONE NARRATIVE
FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING WIFE.
The chronicle I read some Fridays ago on this blog really got to me and I just knew I had to write mine.
The lady that sent in that chronicle better read mine and learn from it, but truth be said 'its tough but I will still marry same man if given another chance' (the lady in the chronicle explained how she's pregnant for her jobless guy. At the end of her chronicle, Stella gave her a hot SLAP)
I started dating my husband when we were in school, as students we supported each other through thick and thin. Upon graduation we proceeded for NYSC in different state. I was lucky to get a job afterwards but he on his part wasn't that fortunate. Truth be told, he is not a lazy man and will happily take up any job if he sees an opportunity. Let me mention that before he got admission into school he was working and with his savings he was able to sponsor himself in the first year of his admission.
He even bought a land while working and had started construction on it before his admission clicked. He had to resign from the job because his admission was in another state. (Sometimes I wonder why he picked education over that job because it looks like education no longer pays).
He submitted my CV and helped me get my last job, he would have also applied for same job but it wasn't his field, besides they needed someone with at least 2years experience which I had during and post-nysc.
We dated for over 8years before marriage. He engaged me with a 1000 naira ring (lol, I don't mind. Its the gesture that matters) and we got married 2years ago, I practically financed the wedding, paid for our apartment and other bills plus feeding. Luckily for us, he got a job in February 2015, as soon as that happened he took over his responsibility, paid the rent, foot all
bills and attended to my needs. God is ever kind to us, I got pregnant and delivered my baby last year.
I paid the hospital bill because he could not afford it then as he had just paid the rent from his small salary. Everything was going smoothly until January 2016 when he lost his job (its a contract job and they let go of all their staff).
The whole responsibility came back to me, I do it happily because I know he is a hustler who is hustling hard to get another job (I pray fortune smiles on him).
To cut a long story short, I also lost my job in the month of June as my employer said the company is struggling to stay afloat and they had to let go of some staff, it is disheartening.
Many questions come to mind, how do we feed? How do we cater for this baby? How do we pay our next rent? Plenty how's without an answer. We sat down as a family and reached a conclusion, we decided to start a business with the small money in my account, we lack the whole capital needed for the business. Hubby has submitted many CV's online, he recently got an SMS from one of the company to come for an interview, he went and after many explanations the applicants were asked to pay 13k before they can get the job, out of frustration he paid 5k hoping to balance them off as soon as he gets the job, he got there the next day and they demanded full payment before anything, that was how he didn't get inducted with those that paid the full amount.
I would have given him the balance from the little I have but one mind tell me say na scam, thank God we didn't pay because hubby kept in touch with one of the applicants that paid the full amount, the guy said they were asked to pay another 45k for laptop and at the end of the day they have to be marketers for one living product *smh*.
So we had to go back to our initial plan which is to start a business, since we still need additional start up capital we are left with
no option than to sell some of our belongings. Still thinking of what to sell, maybe my babys cot inclusive since baby doesn't like sleeping in it. in the main time hubby will keep submitting CV and hoping for the best.
And please no one should say anything about my hubby having bad luck because I know say some of una get bad mouth and sabi cuss person. (On another thought, abuse him if you want but while at it go back to the chronicle of Friday, August 5th and see how Victor's story changed for the best )
All in all, I love my husband and will never trade him for another.
I know from experience what the lady that sent in that Fridays chronicle is going through, my sister just follow your heart regardless of Stella's slap and what some fellow bvs said (but truth be said, there are days I feel like slapping my husband, sometimes I nag when I remember I am the one footing the bills....lol, we are all human)
God!!!! I have never typed a message this long in my whole life, kudos to Stella for this platform. I read your blog 24/7 but I never get to comment because I was always busy at work..... Lol, I am now jobless so I got time not only to comment but to also write in.
And please Stella, save the ink from your red pen.