IT HAS HAPPENED!
Ije Maurice Aku, aka The Honey Man is getting Hitched! SURELY he has found a GEM of inestimable Value and thus, will obtain favor from the Lord. You showed me this definition of love and I will always be grateful with a heart-full
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
God’s grace has been abundant in your life and I’m especially blessed to have someone to look UP to. Your love and honesty nurtured me, showing me that I do not need to pretend for affection or lie to get attention. You did not compromise for your dreams but instead, joined us to achieve ours without hesitation or reservation.
I am literally & figuratively standing on this Mans’ Shoulders. So, I join Ije & my soon-to-be Mummy, to celebrate this partnership as they continue on this life’s journey, together.
To wed or not to wed
...now that is the question
Witnessing all the atrocities committed in the name of love, the very idea of marriage sounds like a Life-in-prison sentence…in a torture chamber…forever!
If you manage to be excited, ‘it’ wears off; and feelings of fear creep in.
Then you read posts like ” HOW CONVINIENT by Msen Abeda aka Chief Whip, and the hopelessness magnifies. HEY 🙆🏼♀️ Nduka is-all-ova! Communication becomes an arduous task, with each party determined not to understand the ‘other’ point of view.
However, all those fears are non existent in this case. The fact is, ‘two cannot walk together unless they agree’. When you say one thing with your mouth and do another with you actions; blaming circumstances & situations for your failure, instead of learning & adjusting, life becomes unnecessarily harder. But with this brother of Mine, what you see is what you get. No confusing signals or fake acceptance to gain acceptance. So if he has decided that it is time, I can only celebrate.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Ecclesiastes 4:9
Toh! Cold cannot catch my Brother ever again because of Hembadoon! She is a vision of love & a promise of answered prayers; so beautiful, pleasant, kind & industrious amongst other wonderful qualities. I see a worthy Queen in her own right partnering with a Noble King – they complement instead of compete and that is so refreshing to witness. Her laughter is infectious and her smile brightens up any dark space. Its no wonder she is perfect for Ije’s seemingly dark personality. I truly believe this union is happening @ the perfect time since …it’s not who finishes first but who finishes BEST.
DAY to Remember
You are cordially invited
Celebrate with us!
Ije & Hembadoon
A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES…
I am particularly ecstatic because this Man called Ije Maurice Aku has been an Inspiration, Mentor, Father, Best friend, Trusted adviser & so much more; for so long & counting. I have been blessed to learn from the example of this unsung hero…just as I learnt from the friends & colleagues he exposed me to. He has taught me Discipline & Principles with humility and patience. Talent over flowing, he made his own rules, teaching me values that continue to guide me to this day.
I remember on one of my earlier trips to Lagos; driving back from the airport, I noticed he was not blaring the horn @ pedestrians crossing or cursing other motorist. When I asked why – cont’d below
By Tradition, this is a private ceremony.
Even though theses are ever changing times, that will not stop us. Join the celebration across boarders.
He told me 3 major things
- Life is hard everywhere but especially in Lagos because people have generally lost hope. You don’t know what another person is going through; do not be so quick to act angrily.
- We are sitting inside AC while someone is crossing the road under the hot sun. Horns are for emergencies, we can wait.
- You are in the car, where am I hurrying to? We will get there when we get there! This was just his way of saying – you are precious so I do not need a tough guy. I can assume this because my Dad said the same thing.
I believe, I was already a ‘good person’ by human standards, but this was yet another life defining moment that was inspired by our conversations.
Now your life has come full circle. Its your destiny to be great and you can do that better with the partner that embraces you as completely as Hembadoon has done. It is now time to ascend the spiral & launch from the Stars.
GIVE THE BEST
...so it is treasured & valued for always; because "after the reggae. they will play the Blues" life continues after the Wedding.
ON A PERSONAL NOTE
Dante gave us an inheritance – a common consciousness & Conscience. You have ensured his Legacy stays alive; not by the mass misinformed standards, but the ones he encouraged us to set for ourselves. You have always been there for me, unconditionally. Now its time for for you to be selfish. Focus on this amazing woman; to nurture her Genius & protect her Integrity in your usual fashion.
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7
So help You God.
Love is a Verb – an action word. There can be no balance without Gratitude & Reciprocity. Try not to underestimate, take for granted or disregard each others sacrifices even as a joke. Its the little things that count. Embrace your diversity to find harmony for loves’ sake, so that peace and prosperity may abound in your home.
Thank you just for being you…and then some
If like me, Ije or Hembadoon have influenced you in any way…assemble 👇🏼 & act. Its our party too😉