Seasoned Nigerian broadcaster and author, Emma Ugolee has shared a personal story with the aim of passing a sterling message across to his followers. He shared the front page of a publication that had the photo of a 94-year-old Nigerian woman believed to be the oldest person in the world living with the Sickle Cell Disorder. Emma aimed to teach wisdom by pointing out that nothing is as it seems and that people should refrain from imposing limiting beliefs on other people.
According to the media personality, he once was in love with a woman but was refused after he told her of his intentions. He learnt later through a mutual friend of them both that his love interest confessed to love him as well but she could not consider his request because she feared he would not live long and was likely to die from the kidney-related ailment he was battling.
Luckily for the author, he survived the ordeal of his ill-health and is now married. He recently reconnected with the same mutual friend from years earlier who informed him that his crush died five years ago.
He said this taught him to:
“never make the mistake of being certain that anybody would end in a certain way.”
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“Caught deep feelings for this girl in 2012. Could have sworn it was mutual but she said we couldn’t be. I got rid of every means of communication just so i could heal.
Ran into her good friend months later. She calls me “my inlaw” as usual & I go “go joor. Inlaw wey una fashi” .
She holds my hands, pulls me to the side & says with pain in her voice & sincerity in her eyes: “i swear Emma she loved you. She told me that much but she was scared of being in love with you today & you die tomorrow”
If i tell you that this news didn’t break me, ill be lying. Meehn! It cut deep. “Emma na you be this? Kidney wahala” All l could say. But really you can’t judge her for her valid fears.See Also
Late 2018 this same friend was tagged on a post i made. We joyfully reconnected but no “my inlaw” hailing.
My question “How is our wife?” was met with silence. Then came the words “I’m sorry Emma she passed 5years ago”
First time ever i heard of a medical condition where intestines could get twisted. ? I felt pain. That was in October or so
Thought about it today and was grateful to God for the undeserved kindness of still letting me breath 8yrs later & as that thought passed, came the one that motivated this message
Human analysis, expectations, predictions, patterns or norms, have no business with how tomorow would turn out for you.
Whatever they say today about your chances of making it is so irrelevant.
So i promised me to never make the mistake of being certain that anybody would end in a certain way. Seeing that I am not holier than any whose journeys have ended and thus wise enough to understand that logic does not explain the sustaining power of grace.
The fact that a pattern surrounds you, does not mean your future has been moulded by it. Your confidence, your vision, aspiration & motivation must tower above your environment at all times as you declare with faith that “your case would be different.”
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