See! If men fold their mats, God will lay his bed.

A single mom had to leave her sister’s house while I was in ogbomoso. She was sent packing. Blood sisters!
Having thought were she could go with her little boy, she went to a friend who also refused her.

Then she returned to the neighborhood where she had left. Still same day. She came to a chemist. I think she was a bit close to her.
The chemist is a known person to me. Now dead as heard though.

I was there. I heard conversation on the matter.

The chemist on the other hand didn’t want to take her in too.
Looking at the little boy, I didn’t know how I asked if she can sleep in my house till the next day. She said yes.

I took her in. I was not married then. With me, She spent close to a month.
Later, she moved to Ilorin. Ilorin not far from ‘mosho’
I had her contact for some time till I lost it.

She found me on Rant Hq and then we unite.

My visit to Ibadan last month; I visited her in her own built house. Everything had changed. The little boy is grown. She was one of those who gifted my family handsomely for December.
Your success in life is not in anybody’s hands.

And In difficult times, all you need is to believe.

Your present situation can never and ever define your future. Never!
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