It’s amazing when a third party can tell a couple’s love story so well, you can feel the connection between the three! Photographer Udim of Udim EE Photography‘s baby sister Ubongabasi, recently got married to the love of her life, Layi and Udim has shared their story with us, read and be inspired!
On graduation, she went to serve in Oshogbo where she took ICAN classes in the hope of becoming a chartered accountant. According to her, everyone in class always talked and asked questions except a certain young man, which is why she took notice of him in the first place.
One day, a friend of hers asked her if she had seen a certain young man who was in her ICAN class. The description fit that of the quiet fellow in class. They spoke eventually and went on to become friends and things progressed from there. When his service year ended, she was a bit skeptical about getting involved with someone who was that far away from her but the gentleman promised to call every single day and he has done just that from the day he left her in Oshogbo until last weekend when they got married.
On February 14, she invited me over to Terra Kulture, here in Lagos, where he finally asked her to marry him. I am not sure if my brain registered that incident but here I am today, finally aware that I am going to have to ask permission from someone else for the rest of our days to be with her. I cannot wait until I can do that to someone else! For as long as I can remember, my sister and I have fantasized about getting married, shared all those relationship and marriage books. For three years, during university, she and I shared an apartment where we had the time of our lives.
Being around her those years was the biggest accountability project for me. It helped my faith and personal management. Extremely independent, she would never let us call home for help when we ran out of funds. Those early years in school, my parents got us a new apartment with two rooms where I hosted friends to repeated housewarming mini parties. I cook some but my sister is an excellent cook. Guys and girl alike thronged our house to enjoy the meals that this little lady made. We ran out of funds often from entertaining everyone who crossed our doors.
Layi has just won himself and amazing homemaker. How he did it, how he succeeded where others failed, I will never know but he is blessed indeed. It has been my pleasure to be a part of this beautiful journey of hers and while I would like to write and write and write, I have to head back to the North where I am sorely missed, the place my heart calls home. I am happy to pack up and leave Lagos but there is something very emotional about always leaving, always moving and always traveling. A part of me wants to settle, to stay and never have to step out of my home beyond the hills.