Friday, 10 September 2010

Do you believe in arranged marriage?? I do!!!

You may wonder what manner of heading this is, but I shall explain. I started praying for my daughter's(Arashia) marriage when she was still in her teens. Somehow, God laid it on my heart and impressed upon me not to take it for granted, but soak it in prayer. Over the years, she's had her ups and downs and been embroiled in some sticky situations. But God extricated her from them all. In the last year the Holy spirit led me to keep thanking him for her husband although there was not hair or hide in sight. In may this year He gave me a word that he(husband) was on the horizon. I shared this with Ara and she was really encouraged considering all the non husband material that had crossed her path - we kept thanking God. Then 6 weeks ago, I got another word...that something would happen THIS year. I was kinda startled to hear it. But I knew God was speaking. 3weeks later Ara met someone. And this is how it all happened..........................
We went to deliver a garment Ara had made for a lady I shall call L, and met another young woman (a friend of the 1st lady) I shall call J. L and J both have babies. We got on really well and were having some laughs when she(J) started talking about her 'brother', looking for a wife to settle with. (Talks like that don't normally go down too well with Ara as it's usally some over- the- hill sod looking to start over with some fresh blood) So, We didn't really take much notice but promised to call her later as she had expressed interest in the bodymagic which I sell. A few days went by, we never called and L invited us to her baby dedication. We found ourselves sitting with J and her baby. She eventually raised the topic again about her'brother' saying she was having no rest over the matter. She phoned me the next day to invite Ara round her house cos 'brother' was there and since we were shopping in the area, I agreed to take her there to say a quick hello. That was it! Far from being over- the -hill, 'brother' is a young, tall, handsome Nigerian man with jet black sheeny coily hair and a gentle spirit. He's very well read too, having completed his masters here in the UK. The pair of them got on so well. Next thing I knew he has popped the question, and came round to ask hubby for her hand in marriage in good old fashioned style. He came carrying some Port(drink) which in my tradition is the proper way to approach potential in-laws.
So that's it in a nutshell. I will post some more later with pictures so stay tuned.

11 comments:

Felicia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!

The Real Nique said...

Congratulations on the engagement. I definetly agree with arranged marriages. The families get to investigate the potentials and their families. Usually they last a lot longer. I think it is the way to go. Can't wait to see the pics.

paula said...

Well read or not, please watch out with them Nigerians!

Nai said...

YES!!!!

I was going to post just a YES before even reading this entry!
JUST this morning a word dropped in my spirit ... 'who GOD joined together, let no man put asunder. ( actually if God joins I really believe no man CAN undo what he has done!)
Sounds to me like answered prayer! Interesting times. I LOVE that word SUDDENLY!

Just to confirm, yes God is just asking for thanks now, as he has already done MANY things!

Congratulations !!!! x

Nubian1 said...

Nooooooooo Waaaaaay.....Wow....He certainly works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform!

Yes please post piccies of this fly Niaga boy. Yes I believe in arrange marriages, why settle when you can have divine intervention!!!

CONGRATULATIONS MY DEAR.....PLEASE PASS TO A!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Thandi said...

Wow, that is amazing!May God lead them both.

robinc said...

Congratulations!!! A man and a woman brought together by God is everlasting!!!

anthia-ofo said...

Thank you for all your good wishes. We continue to let God take them to the next step.

The knotty Truth said...

Hows the plans coming?

anthia-ofo said...

She has been taken to Scotland to be presented to his Family. Meanwhile they're having to seek official 'approval' for the up coming civil ceremony...seeing her young man is of Nigerian extraction and you know what the reputation is like!!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Tho I believe all marriages are arranged, we just arrange them overselves in our society lol Hope all goes well for your daughter
Den