Aaron Akpu PhilipThe VaultLeave a Comment

Dear Squeezim,

On this ordained day, I have chosen to celebrate you and appreciate you for many reasons but unlike my other articles, I chose to make this short. Although I have shared publicly on different occasions how you supported me in navigating towards life as my active mentor, friend and bride. it is wise to give the premise.

Our story started in 2016 as a trainer and trainee. At this time I was a struggling young man who just wanted to get a masters degree and move on with life as a development worker. I remember the many fights and tears just because you wanted the best for me. Although I did not see it then, I see clearly now why you insisted I continued to progress academically and professionally. What strikes me deeply is that you have done all these sacrificially. I am fortunate to have you in my life as a bride because you have taken my growth very personal. I ask myself daily “Where would I have been without your influence in my life?”. Arguably, somewhere that could seem like I am progressing but definitely not where I am today. Today, an orphan who did not have his life all figured out has become a privileged orphan due to your sacrifice.

Traditional wedding

I have always believed that “𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒂 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒂 𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒕𝒐𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓”. However, you have made my mantra even more glaring because you keep supporting me to finish every race. I dare say we have finished the first lap of this race so well together with many blessings and growth. I admit your contribution has been more than mine but I hope that someday I will be able to make you feel really special and most importantly support you to achieve all of your personal life goals. This is what I will take personally too as we continue in this race.

Thank you for coming on this race with me.
Thank you for finishing this first lap with me.
Thank you for sacrificing a lot to get us here.
This is the start of many beautiful laps.
Happy Anniversary baby.


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