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Friday, 20 January 2017

Couple Who Married Against ALL Odds Share Their Love Story...

Theirs is a tale of true love that loves against all odds. They got married on July 9, 2016 and their wedding pictures went viral online.




 Isaac and Constance Obasogie shared their love story in this exclusive interview with Kemiashefonlovehaven



Where did you meet each other?
Constance: In 2009 at the Delta State University, Abraka, where we were undergraduates. Isaac came to check on my roommate.


Isaac: I went to see a lady called Nancy because she had a message for me from my dad. As I entered the room, I observed that a particular bed was high and I asked who was using the bed. Nancy explained that her roommate is on a wheelchair. Though Constance was not around that day, as I was about leaving the room, the spirit of God told me, “Tell her that she can walk.” I told Nancy and she said, it’s true because Constance knew that she will still walk. I visited Nancy again and luckily, I met Constance.



Constance: I had gone on a trip to Lagos and when I returned; Nancy told me what he said. In 2010, he came to check on Nancy again, who wasn’t around and I saw him for the first time. He left. He came another weekend and we started talking about me and how I coped with my challenge. He asked how I was making it to class. I explained to him that a friend helped to take me for lectures which wasn’t regular. In the first semester of my 100 level, I missed a lot of classes due to this. So, Isaac volunteered to be taking me to and fro classes and church. He now assured me that as long as he was in school, he would come to take me to class and church. I didn’t believe him initially but he came. He was studying Physics Electronics and I studied Mass Communications. We worked around our time-tables and he would have shuttle between campus, my hostel and his.




Isaac, when you graduated, who was taking her?
Isaac: I had to stay back in school after graduation so as to help her with her movement. If I left, there would be nobody to help her to class, church etc. I was exempted from national youth service and I was offered a job in school. I stayed back for two years and did other menial jobs to survive. After she graduated, we came to Lagos.


Did you tell anyone in your family?
Isaac: No, I didn’t tell anybody.


What was the attraction to you when there were other girls who were not challenged?

Isaac
: I can’t explain. First I saw a woman who is respectful. Every man wants a woman who is respectful. Character, to me, is beauty not the physical looks. Also, she won me over with the food she cooked. I asked her if she would be the mother of my children and she told me that she knew the first day I knocked on the door that I would be her husband.



Did your family members know her as your fiancée?

Isaac
: No, none knew. They knew that I had a friend who is on a wheelchair, a gospel artiste, who we went out to minister together. They never knew we were courting.


Constance, what made you think he would not deceive you?

Constance
: I always pray on any issue. I knew I needed someone that would be caring for a husband. So, before I got admission to school, I prayed and told God that the man that would be my husband would come to my house and knock on my door. I also said he would not be fair, or too dark or too hairy. I gave all these conditions so that when he comes, I would know. I told God that I don’t want someone that would see my condition but someone that would see my strength. Naturally, Isaac understands me. He does not see the weakness. He knows how to operate the wheelchair.


At what stage of the friendship did he ask you out?
Constance: Almost a year after he met me.

How did you cope in school especially with snide remarks?


Constance
: We were students and we didn’t come from rich homes because they would have said we started dating because he had money or because I had money. In my hostel, girls liked him and called him ‘Bobo’. There was a particular girl who told me that he would not marry you because all men are the same. I told her that all men are not the same and if it’s God’s will, we will get married. I took a bet with her because I was too sure.



How did he propose?

Constance: After my graduation, we came to Lagos and a year after, he got a job. I got mine two days later. But he lost his job after six months in 2015. I am still working though.
I was going to work one morning when a man on motorcycle snatched my bag! It contained my phone and other valuables. During break at work, Isaac came and we went to MTN office to retrieve my line. It was then he decided to propose.


Why did you propose on the day her bag was snatched?
Isaac: I wanted to make her happy and I knew a proposal would do just that.


When you told your parents that you were getting married, what was the reaction?

Isaac
: They said never! I told them that this is what God really wants for me. They said that I am the first son of seven children and that it’s a shame to the family. My father didn’t agree and said I should go and marry but he would not come.


Did they come for the wedding?
Isaac: No.


But they must have heard and seen on social media?

Isaac: Yes, they saw it and my eldest sister called to congratulate me. Others—my parents and younger siblings didn’t. I have not called my father but I intend to apologise for disobeying him. However, if I had married a woman not challenged our wedding would not have been celebrated like it was. I pray that nothing will separate us and I know she is going to walk.


How did you feel when you didn’t see your in-laws at the wedding?
Constance
: I felt sad but I know in this part of the world, it’s not easy accepting a condition like mine. I believe it a lack of understanding and that with time they will understand. I put myself and my parents in their shoes and tried thinking of the reactions. I just believe that parents should allow children take some decisions of life without hindrance. In life, one should expect good and bad experiences and mine is no exception. With faith, we will conquer.


Is this challenge from birth?
Constance: No, according to my mum, it started when I was two years old and before then I was walking. I fell ill, was taken to the hospital in Benin. It was leg pain and I could not stand on the leg. The doctor said he was going somewhere. That was around 1986-87. They took me home, next day she went to another hospital and I was paralysed and could not walk or talk again. No hospital admitted me and I was taken to a Chinese hospital, where it was diagnosed that all my nerves had collapsed. I always thank God because now I can talk, I’m a songwriter, a poet, I sing and I do all sorts. I went to school, graduated, have a job and now married. I know very soon we will have our children.


Do you quarrel?
Constance
: Not really even when there is a small argument, we settle it. It must not pass that minute.



How have you handled the issue of finance in marriage?

Constance: We don’t have big money but the little we have, we are sincere and open to each other. We plan, and we both know that our money is ours. Couple should be open to each other.



How many children do you plan to have?
Isaac
: We pray for a set of twin boys and then a girl.



How do you cope with a physically challenged partner?
Well, since she is the one employed now and goes to work, she cooks everything in the morning. We have structured our apartment in a way she can move around freely with her wheelchair. She washes clothes and we do chores together. When I was working I would take her to the office and then go to my office.


Constance: Whenever he is not around, a tricycle operator helps transport me to the office. I’m coping very well.

Do other women try to discourage you?
Isaac
: No. My mind is made up that this is who I want and who I will spend the rest of my life with.


Aside your job, what else do you do?
Constance
: I’m a gospel artiste; write songs, and a motivational singer. I have over 300 songs that I have written. I also make beads. All the accessories I used for my wedding were designed by me.







53 comments:

OLORI said...

Awwwww love is indeed a beautiful thing....when there is life there is hope... God bless your union😘

I am the queen and the boss of this blog(CHIEF) said...

Awwwwww....
That's very good of him!...
It's his choice though...

SWAG LAFRESH said...

This is what is called LOVE.

lagos babe said...

This is LOVE in its purest form!

Anonymous said...

If na the boy de that wheel chair, this girl will never agree to marry him.... As i de look her so.

charitybino said...

May the Lord bless them bountifully and also make her walk again

Anonymous said...

God bless n uphold ur Union constance n Isaac.

OmoBee said...

It takes a real man to take such a decision, kudos to Isaac.
God bless your home.

lovelace said...

God bless this union and grant them their heart desires. Lovely story..

Rhoda Rex said...

Beautiful

SANDY NEKY said...

Hmmmmmmm veryyyy rare. God bless the man. Just like God will continue blessing the man that married that veryyyyyyyy beautiful Diylady. Sdk, you need to see how happy that woman is always on IG. That she dosent walk cos i dont want to use the word 'disabled' dosent make her feel less of herself one bit. Kai!

Tayan Taylor said...

Hmmmmmm
Orishirishi,i don't have much to say

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

hmmmmmmm God bless your marraige and continue to make it fruitful for you and Isaac

Dark Horse said...

Abi

Zion said...

Way maker
Miracle worker
Promise keeper
Light in the darkness
My God, That is what you are.

Fan Emmanuel said...

Hmmmm... Thank God for them. I pray she walks again

Single Mom said...

HML to you guys, they sound so real, with time the in-laws will come around


Long live SDK

BLOGLORD said...

Wow!

SuperMom said...

Awwwwww. Love is beautiful.

mama tee said...

I felt somehow reading this. I pray God strengthens their love against all odds and give them financial breakthrough.I love love.

SWAG LAFRESH said...

Until I saw that DIYlady, I thought my friend was the happiest girl on wheelchair.

When my friend got married, PH stood still.

sexy Daddy said...

Oh that's so aww.wishing u the best boy.Ideato,Beloved,princess Lovemejeje how far?love u guys

beeolah said...

Eeyah,may God grant their hearts desire.

Anonymous said...

I remember them from my days in Delsu, and I must say his dedication was so so impressive. To push a lady on wheelchair from campus3 small gate to FSS complex is no mean feat.

♥Ozone baby♥ Ozone Cakes, Onitsha/Owerri. 08147224581 said...

May God bless their union.

Intelligentsia princess said...

Awwww!!!!
This is so beautiful..
May God continue to bless
Their union.

Intelligentsia princess said...

Awwww!!!!
This is so beautiful..
May God continue to bless
Their union.

Anonymous said...

Awww.that challenge must have been caused by polio. God bless your home.

Stephan.

Anonymous said...

And she WILL walk in the mighty name of JESUS.

Blessing Jackson said...

This is Love, Real love. God bless your union

Eka Joy said...

Wow! This gave me teary eyes

Anonymous said...

Constance is my colleague at work,a very quiet girl. They did their wedding last year August. The other blogger even carried the news where she went to use the word "disable woman" instead of physically challenged. Constance wrote to her via facebook to correct her. The husband brings her to work and comes to pick her everyday. I pray God touch the heart of the inlaw to accept her and may their heart desire be granted.

MISSFIT said...

If you remove the grass in the last pic. That place looks like the faculty of Arts lecture theatre in Unilorin.

Kim Kardashian Aka portable queen of sdk blog said...

Love is a beautiful thing,it goes beyond one's physical appearance.
I wish them all the best.

BoeDazzle said...

Not necessarily Anon. I believe I've seen more cases where women marry physically challenged men. Anyway, i always believe that what is for you will always be for you. Lovely story. Wish them all the best.

Sharon Aminu said...

Wow,beautiful

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Who knows there is still REAL LOVE in this world? Glad to know there is still hope for people like me and others. Very genuine uncommon love. I tap onto their real uncommon love Father God. BTW, She is beautiful too. Wish them happy eternal married life that no human will put asunder IJN

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Who knows there is still REAL LOVE in this world? Glad to know there is still hope for people like me and others. Very genuine uncommon love. I tap onto their real uncommon love Father God. BTW, She is beautiful too. Wish them happy eternal married life that no human will put asunder IJN

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Who knows there is still REAL LOVE in this world? Glad to know there is still hope for people like me and others. Very genuine uncommon love. I tap onto their real uncommon love Father God. BTW, She is beautiful too. Wish them happy eternal married life that no human will put asunder IJN

Anonymous said...

There are people that meet you and want to stand by you against all odds, like my hubby. Not like am physically challenged or anything, he met me divorced with a child, he has never been married and he is just a year older than me but he said I love you and will marry you, I never believed until he married me and nothing has changed since then. God indeed has someone for everyone, a lot of my friends had already written me off in thr minds.

Anonymous said...

If a physically challenged lady can do all her choirs despite her hectic job talk more of lady who is medically and physically strong but lazing around the house and calling her duty as a wife a slave job or maid job. The day you will come here and cry DV na thunder when dey your village stream go strike you down.

Shantelle's Empire said...

You ppl keep letting the devil use you until you get hanged to death for murder.
Instead of dv there's an option called divorce,press it. Everyone goes their seperate way and live in peace!

Anonymous said...

The ladies on this blog will run away bcus the guy is poor no matter of his commitments
They too like Money here
Rich husbands on the way make them old for their mama house

Eloho said...

Wow! This is God! May he continually bless this union in all ramifications

Egwuonwu Bertha said...

Goose pimples all over my body. Ur union is blessed

Anonymous said...

Surely this is what true love is all about...The total acceptance of your spouse and nothing can break that bond. I pray that the man finds a job soonest.

Anonymous said...

14:26 I am not sure you are well. So you want to twist this beautiful story to suit your destructive mind. Oya go and beat your wife for not washing your clothes since na only domestic violence you sabi. Hediot!

Anonymous said...

The ladies on this blog this, the ladies on this blog that. Are you a fool or something? Do you know all the ladies that visit this blog? You just generalise and judge everyone based on your myopic and stupid opinion. Another Hediot.

Who'sThatGirl doubleuteegee said...

Wow! Beautiful!
This reminds me of the movie Ayomi

Hehehe @ not too fair or too dark or too hairy

Awesome God!!!
May your union remain beautiful

HummingBird said...

Wow wow love is a lovely thing. You are so cute. With God you can conquer all negativity. Keep loving each other

Makason said...

Lovely story.May God continued to bless their home.

Ify Lovie Lovie said...

Ooolord please bless their home with every good thing, Amen.
Beautiful story.
I sincerely pray that the in laws reconsiders their stand.

Anonymous said...

May God bless and strengthen your love. He will favour your hubby with a mouth watering job soonest. He is indeed your angel and better half

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