About The Couple

How God Brought Us Together

Olu

Ije-Awele and I started following each other on Twitter late 2015. I didn’t really pay attention to the follow; I mean you get people following you every day. But early June 2016 she wrote a blog entitled “Just do it” and I just happened to read it. The blog was very encouraging to me so I reached out via twitter to compliment her work. She replied back a few minutes later saying she appreciated the comment. Her words really touched me and at that moment I decided to learn more about her. I found and followed her on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat; so yes I admit, I stalked her from afar lol. About mid July 2016, she had attended her cousin’s wedding in Dallas TX and she was snap-chatting about it, so I took the opportunity to slide in her DMs and just have small talk. I’m glad I made her laugh, but I still didn’t build the courage to ask her for her number, sadly. At this point I believe she just knew me as some random cool guy on Snapchat. I disappeared till about early August 2016. Once again, I had seen a couple of posts from her on Snapchat (more like a rant lol). On this particular day I must have had plenty of time on my hands because I commented on every one of her posts. It had to be at least 10 of them (something I never do). She replied back to every comment and laughed.

At this point, I had already read all her blogs and did some research on her. I really was ready to get to know her better, so I mustered up some courage and asked Awele for her number, which I was honored to receive. I made up my mind right there and then not to just be her best student but her only student. Yeah! I said that in my head, but who knew 2 months later I would ask to court her. I didn’t even know. I thought we would have started as a boyfriend/girlfriend type of relationship. I guess God had other plans for us. After all our conversations over the phone, from studying her favorite book in the Bible (Philippians) to just talking about life in general, to have finally met her face-to-face October 7th, 2016, I knew she was the one. December 30th, 2016 (the proposal date) was not a hard decision at all because I knew God was in total control.

Ije

I can not believe that one day when I try to tell my children to stay off of social media, that they might have a smart comeback along the lines of  “but you met dad on social media though”.  huge sigh  Haha but yes, I met Olumide on twitter and I promise you, I followed him out of the pure fact that he seemed to say a lot of positive things founded on the faith that has kept us even until today.  So when he followed me back and complimented my blog post, I thought nothing more than just “aww”. And when he followed me on all my other social media handles, again, I was like “aww, spiritual guy from twitter.” “accept”. Haha!  But in all seriousness, in 2016 I was so focused on growing my faith and just being excellent in all areas and looking back now, I am so glad for the season and all my experiences because it prepared me to handle the amazing incredible man of God I will soon call my hubby!  Oko-mi !

From the time Olumide “slid in my DMs” (Direct Messages for all the older crowd), I felt a peace I can not explain.  Those that know me know I have a sharp smart mouth, and I have used it a time or 3 for men who make the mistake of wasting their time (not mine).  But Olumide was, well, he is just different.  He always tells me that he is my forever student and I believe him. He literally studies me, my mannerisms, my moods, and knows what to say to make me smile and feel so so loved.  We have the best conversations. The first time we stepped away from whats-app texts to a phone conversation, we were on the phone for 6 hours and 28 minutes. Yes, I’ll never forget it. It was so amazing and I almost cried. He is so genuine and I remember that night running across the hall to my best friend and maid of honor, Moyo’s room and just gushing about how this man made me feel.  I casually invited him to celebrate my birthday, no pressure. Yeah right, I’m joking, I wanted to see this man and see if he was really amazing in real life. Haha. And He Was! He asked to court me and I lost my ability to respond. I think I said “mmhmm”.  I’m telling you, the man takes my breath away.  Barely 3 months later, Olumide got down on one knee and I ran the other way. Haha. I said yes of course. I cannot believe I get to spend the rest of my life with a man who makes every single day feel like Christmas.

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save