I longed for more … more fun time with my husband. I told him anytime I had the chance to but promises were all I got.
One Sunday afternoon after church, I got a text message that changed everything. It read:
Week three …
My dear Pastor,
I have watched you for a while and I see a very lonely woman.
Although you try to mask it with your beautiful smile.
It is obvious to me.
I am a good listening ear.
I can be a very good friend.
I knew Dr. Ade but couldn’t figure out what gave him the guts to send such a text. I was so furious!!!
I decided to ignore him but he consistently sent inspirational text messages that made me feel lighter.
And every Sunday after church, I received a message telling me how beautiful I looked. He noticed my new hair do and didn’t fail to tell me which one looked better on me …
There was this humour I heard in the tone of his texts that always got me laughing under my breathe. I liked the attention and soon enough, I started dressing for the compliments …
Two months after and the compliments didn’t stop. I finally responded to the text…
We chatted back and forth for almost 3 hours and this became a daily routine for me. I always had someone to talk to. I told him things and expected him to judge me but he never did. Life became exciting again. I woke up everyday with a burst of energy and at night, he was like valium.
Technology made it easy for Ade and I to connect without raising any dust. We went from texting to WhatsApp and then to calls. We talked about everything!!!
I enjoyed every bit of the virtual time we spent together until I received a call one Friday evening.
The lady at the other end of the call was crying hysterically. I could hardly make out what she said but I heard her mention Ade’s name.
Had something happened to my friend?
I quickly called Ade’s phone as my hand shook and he picked the call and was as cheerful as ever. I explained what had happened with the lady. Without hesitating he told me it was his wife.
His Wife???!!! OMG!!!
… to be Continued
… Final Week.