Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oga! Oga! Mama is hereÃ¢â‚¬Â, the driver came in to announce the arrival of my mother-in-law. Ã‚Â My son, se dada ni? Bawo nikan?Ã‚Â Ise nko? Ã¢â‚¬Å“Adupe mamiÃ¢â‚¬Â …said the husband. Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Welcome, come in. fadekemi!!!Ã¢â‚¬Â My husband called. Ã‚Â Darling IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m coming o, I responded.Ã‚Â When I rushed to hug my mother- in-law, she tilted to the other side and started talking to her son. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mami, fadekemi is greeting you nowÃ¢â‚¬Â my husband said. You need to see the way my mother- in-law flared up and starting saying why will she greet a barren woman?Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Haaa, mami that is too much I will not take that from youÃ¢â‚¬Â, my husband said. At that point tears were flowing from my eyes uncontrollably. Ã‚Â I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t hold myself; I ran into the room like a wounded lion and fell face down on the bed crying. Within a short time, my husband ran after me and apologizes for what his mother said to me. He added that I shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mind her words that probably she was stressed as a result of the long journey. I decided to reason with my husband and that ends the day. But believe me I knew in my heart that this was going to be the beginning of a big problem for me. Ã‚Â I prayed to God that He should show himself soon and let my mother-in-law know that I am not a barren woman. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh Lord do it very soonÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The following morning
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mama, good morning ma, your food is readyÃ¢â‚¬Â I said.Ã‚Â She didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even respond to my greetings but she went straight to the dinning and started consuming the food. I stood there amused while thinking what could have prompted all this attitude. I knew this woman to be so nice to me. I walked away after a minute of thought. Everything I do in the house since my mother-in-law came has all been wrong, but my husband was always ready to defend me politely. It even got to a point that my husband had to tell his mother to leave the house because she slapped me for greeting her, can you imagine? I pleaded with my husband to let her stay because I believe all her act is to remind God that I am still here and moreover I can relate with her pain, her first son married for 3 years plus without a Ã‚Â child. Meanwhile, I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t pray to be barren but I am trusting God on this. My fasting and prayer increase drastically likewise my mother- in- lawÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s effort to frustrate me out of my matrimonial home.