Saturday, 22 June 2013

A MUST READ: A GUY'S TOUCHING LOVE STORY "10 Reasons Why I Love Ihotu"

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I stood at the foyer trying to arrange things before church service as a worker in the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) Abuja when by the Public Relations Unit (PRU) Desk, my eyes caught a glimpse of a beautiful face that moved past me- beautiful, despite the blurry view before the break of dawn; she was tall, dark, and in a beautiful black suit, immediately I knew I had to introduce myself to her. I walked up to her and said  'Excuse me, I am Tony and I am new to PRU, may I know your name?', she looked at me and said 'Blessing', 'Hmm' I thought to myself, 'she's cold!!!'. I kept observing her for weeks while the initial spark I felt for her kept growing. I enquired about her and realized she goes home via taxi so I offered to drop her at home and to my surprise I discovered that she lives close to me and since then I became her personal driver lol!
 
Over time we became close friends and our friendship grew. One day, we were taking a drive home when her aunt called her . As she answered the call she spoke my native language way more fluently than I did and boy was I tripped!'. My first impressions was that she was a fantastic lady with a good heart, and as much as first impressions don't always matter I'm glad she's been proving me right ever since.
As our relationship continues to grow, I've found her to be more than the stunning lady who walked past me in Church, and in the words of one of my mentors Pastor Wole Soetan (COZA, Ilorin) she became the lady who stole two things- my heart and my ribs, and gladly she can keep it. Not only as she become my best friend, but she made me the happiest man alive on the 14th of February 2012 when she agreed to marry me at a dinner in Abuja. That day is special to me not just because Blessing agreed to marry me, its also the birthday of my only sibling, my other love- Valerie Ochigbano.
When I think about Blessing, my heart is still in complete wonder at how much she loves me and loves what I love. I gave her a pet name 'Ihotu' which in my native tongue means 'the one that gladdens my heart'.  I can easily give you a million reasons why I love my Ihotu, but for now I will give just ten; she is a hundred women wrapped into one so  sit back, relax, and enjoy as I unravel her...



 1. She Fears and Loves God.
Ihotu has a commitment to God that from day one, I knew she will make a fantastic lover, wife and partner. I heard from one of my pastors,  Pastor Cassidy that 'If a lady can sincerely pour her undivided attention and devotion on God, she can do that and more on a man she loves and sees'- these words have proven to be so true as her focus hasn't shifted for a day from me. She loves me despite my flaws and shortcomings, she is not concerned with the act of being religious, but she has a deeper relationship with God far beyond the surface, she devotes and believes in prayer.   


2. Her Heart is a flawless diamond
 Her life hasn't been a cake walk as we who know her personally can attest to,  but through it all she has an overwhelming love for family and friends. Ihotu Loves my family like her own. She loves kids too! Ihotu goes all out for her friends; at first I thought it was a show, but after knowing her for 3 years I've come to realize she is the real deal.

 3. She Forgives Genuinely
She's so nice I get jealous. When we have a misunderstanding she makes sure we settle it that day, 'we never sleep over it'. She is not contentious or loud even when she is right, instead she treats issues with soft words. As troublesome as I can be at times she handles me with patience and a genuine desire to forgive.

4. She is Natural
I've  met some 'plastic fantastic' ladies in past, Ihotu however has turned the notion of plastic is fantastic on its head as she is simple, classy and is perfection in motion. I remember going to a shop in Lagos airport to get a complete set of Black-up cosmetics for her, something she would never do on her own. I appreciate her ability to let her natural beauty shine without caking different things on her face and body. Please do not mistake her naturalness for being out of trends, au contraire! She helps with a lot of my fashion decisions, and on days she helps pick out an aspect of my look I get so many compliments all which I divert back to her as being the inspiration for my look, this leads me to her innate sense of judgement which is almost perfect, no wonder she chose me :D

5. She laughs at my jokes
She is my number one Fan, and its never a dull moment around her, I mean she is one of the funniest people I know as she can say or do something that would have us both rolling on the floor laughing our heads off, and no matter how corny my jokes are it tickles her and she makes me feel like I'm Chris Rock (even though I know I'm not that funny)

6. Her Voice
My Ihotu puts sparrows to shame with her brilliant singing. She is no doubt my favourite singer, she has such an incredible God-given Gift, I actually think we need to record an album as she can communicate the emotions in a song lyric unlike anyone I've ever seen or heard.

7. She will make a Great home

Ihotu is neat to a fault. I have no doubt that she will make a great mom to our kids. I agreed we will have four kids with a boy as our first child; she however wants three with a girl as the first child so I'm looking forward to see who will win that tussle.

8. She is hard working
As funtime and sunshine she can be, Ihotu gets serious when she needs to be. She is a very hard worker who follows through on her commitment to her business, I love that she is not afraid to take risks and explore new options in business and in life.

9. Her Penetrating Smile
It still amazes me that I can still melt when she smiles even when its not at me. I like to do whatever I can to make her flash one smile. I feel all is well and right with the world when I can get her to smile for me.

10. I just want to say I Love You Babes!
I don't know how she does it but she inspires me daily to love her not just more, but better. I've never (and will never have) had the kind of soul tie and connection I have to Ihotu with anyone else, she brings out love in me as natural as breathing, I can never stop loving her as my love for her is essential to life. I bless the day I found my Ihotu as she lives up to that name every day, every day I see her, I spend with her, I'm acknowledged as her man my heart is so excited, I've been on cloud 9 since I met her and I'm not ready to come down from the incredible high that Ihotu gives me. I know she would probably tickle me silly for saying this but Ihotu isn't a perfect lady yet her 'incompleteness' completes me.

This Lady I "found" is still rocking my world and I can't wait to spend eternity with my Ihotu.
So there you have it, the top ten things I love about my Ihotu, she will be making me the happiest man ever on the 13th day of July 2013, a day that will live forever as the day my world changed for the best; Ihotu, you gladden my heart!


Engr. Ochigbano A. Anthony  is working with the National Integrated Power Project. Also, the CEO Valton Nig Ltd Company. Tony is a social and fun to be with guy. Hails from Benue State and is an experienced Civil Engineer with courses done abroad to his credit. He has a stand to always project the Love of God which began from his days in University where he Graduated with a B.Eng degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt where he also won Awards during those years for his Fashion Sense.

23 comments:

  1. Awww awww awww this is soo lovely! :)u guys truly are the best combo i ve seen in a while! U both inspire me alot... or shud i say my luv life?! Lol! Luv u both mwah!
    God bless ur union!

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  2. Ah! What love! She's all that; no exaggeration. May God bless your union. Your two will alWays be better than one.

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  3. Awwwwww. Lovely

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  4. Love , live ,living. Hmmmmm. Speechless ,God has done it in your lives ,Mr and Mrs Tony I celebrate you people. God bless your union , all that is needed for a glorious and colourful life is been granted ,just bask in his grace. You bring hope to others in the same path. Cheers Shine on happy people.

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  5. May God continue to strengthen and bless ur union,Ve a blissful life together.

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  6. Awwww my boo.....am blushing non-stop!
    Wao!
    Am so excited at your show of our love
    Love you always baby

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  7. Amazing...Words am sure are not enough but you sure captured our attention with every bit of your piece. God's love would rule your Home and Marriage. Wishing u guys a great start. While we shall expect to see more of this expressions as you grow together, see you in abt 50 yrs still saying the same and even better. God bless you both. Tolu Akis

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  8. Wow my friend "Ihotu" I most say u are indeed lucky and blessed. God bless your Union and am so happy for u dear.

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  9. Waow,my eyes r teary wit excitment.dis is wat I cal true luv. I celebrate U̶̲̥̅̊ guys.wat God has started in ur lives,he wil b faithful 2 complete in Jesus Name.

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  10. Awwwwww dis is so touching, can't stp d tears frm flowing. May d good Lord who has brought u 2geda keep u pple 4ever. Am so happy 4 u.

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  11. Waow,my eyes r teary wit excitment.dis is indeed wat I cal tru luv.I celebrate U̶̲̥̅̊ guys. What God has started in ur lives,he wil b faithful 2 complete in Jesus Name.

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  12. Sweeeet!!!! God bless ur union & may dis Love never die.

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  13. Sylvia Mabe Ademu23 June 2013 at 14:15

    Sweet! Ele indeed has an overwhelming love for her friends,that quality drew me to her! Ele is such a genuine lady... God bless your union, may this love wax stronger through the test of time!!! I sincerely wish you both the best!

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  14. AwwwWw...so sweet
    I am so happy to see this relationship come this far,love truely wins!
    Wish u both a happy married life ahead.
    Btw Tony u never told us blog addicts about ur blog?lol

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  15. AwwwWw...so sweet
    I am so happy to see this relationship come this far,love truely wins!
    Wish u both a happy married life ahead.
    Btw Tony u never told us blog addicts about ur blog?lol

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  16. Tony and Blessing are a great couple.The Love they share with each other is very inspiring.They are wonderful assets to God's kingdom. I pray for them speed and completion.

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  17. Awwwwww.. I m blushing 4r my friend!lol Love u guyz 2gether.. Best couples ever.I av learnt alot sticking wth u guyz. Wish u ever lasting love n above all Gods blessings,speed n completion in wat ever u put hands 2 do 2gether.celebrate u guyz

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  18. Awwwwwww! Breathtaking! Lovely n incredible piece for a delectable, Angelic,charming Ihotu. So happy 4 u both..So blessed 2 be part of of dis wonderful, Undeniable Luv journey wit an amazing ending of "HappilY Ever After" God bless u guys real good, may he cause his face 2 shine on u n increase ur luv frm strength to strength... Luv u guys! EnjoY!

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  19. Amazing may God continue to keep u in his Luv

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  20. AMAZING, TONY AND ELE JUST WANT TO MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE ALL THE TIME AND I MUST ADD PT IS A GREATTT GUY, ELE YOUR BLESSED. I PRAY THE LIGHT OF YOUR LOVE NEVER FADES.. SO HAPPY FOR YOU GUYS... kPETE SEE YOU SOON IN ABJ

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  21. yup!!!!!!!kool

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  22. Uba Godfrey Udensi26 June 2013 at 22:29

    Lord knows my eyes became wet while reading this. Love is indeed a beautiful thing :)

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