The Woman I deserve.

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“Ama, I think it is time for me to find a wife,” Pastor Allen announced solemnly.

His secretary of six years stared at him, mouth open. She hadn’t seen this coming. Although he encouraged marriage, wedded others, and counseled those in troubled marriages, he publicly proclaimed that he had the gift of singleness. In the first few years of their knowing each other, she had badgered him about finding love. She tried to match-make him with ladies who were “pastor’s wife material” in her estimation: Women, who were modest yet gorgeous, ambitious yet submissive, out- spoken yet demure, bold but not forward, and most importantly, able to preach a storm. He laughed off her suggestions. How could he change direction just when she had reconciled herself to him remaining unmarried for life?

He did not offer more, in his characteristic reticence. She was quite used to this and took his cue. They were seated on the armchairs in his office, quite alone. He had just had a meeting with the two associate pastors who worked under him. They had left shortly before she entered to offer him lunch. She was not surprised when he declined and asked her to take a seat. All day, he had been rather morose. In public, he was warm if not out-going but in private, his shy, introspective nature came to the fore. Ama had learned to let him open up when he chose to, if he chose to. This was the secret of their closeness.

Allen lowered his head into his hands. “What do I do?”

His voice was torn. Ama could hear his self-doubt, his uncertainty, his fear of the unknown. She had never ceased to marvel that he was that unconscious of his good looks, his accomplishments as the senior pastor of a two thousand member church with branches in two university campuses and six secondary school outreaches and of the adulation of teeming fans across the world. The media department ensured that his popularity on social media did not wane. Every Sunday, they posted his ‘outfit of the day’ on instagram with a portion of his sermon. His quotes were projected on twitter and facebook on an hourly basis. The blogs and magazines were inundated with his opinion pieces. He was known to take on controversial topics and thrash them without minding whose ox was gored.

What the world did not know was that he kept himself away from the madness by filtering what he responded to through his personal assistant, Ovie. He genuinely cared little about what people thought about him. Ovie was the one who bought all his clothes, shoes and perfumes. It was he who made him look good. Allen loved to read. He would rather curl up on a couch with a book than attend a member’s event. Sometimes, they ( Ama and Ovie) were able to convince him to attend a social event, especially if hosted by a cherished brother or sister but, it was a rarity.

“Is there someone you have in mind?” Ama knew there was no one even as she asked. He would have told her or she would have noticed. At the very least, Ovie would have spilled the beans.

He looked up but did not reply. She nodded.

“What do you have in mind?”

“I never used to feel lonely, Ama. Suddenly, my house is too big, empty, cold…”

“Why now?”

“I don’t know.”

“If I had a daughter, you would not need to say more and you know it.”

“Sure,” he scoffed. “You would have begged her to marry me.”

“This man just doesn’t know how many girls are dreaming of walking down the aisle with him!”

His phone rang but he made no move to pick it up. She let it ring out before rising to pick it from the coffee table. It began to ring again so she checked the caller ID.

“It’s Pastor Jenkins,” she said.

He shook his head so she turned off the ringer and dropped it on the table. Adjusting the hem of her black skirt, she took her seat.

“I don’t even know where to start from. I have no girlfriends, no prospects, nothing. Who will even want me?” Allen bit his lip as he spoke.

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Hi, everyone. Thanks for all the messages in my absence. I was busy hunting for inspiration. Now that I finally found some, do read and tell me what you think.

And yay! I published a book and I am going to be posting an excerpt very soon. Watch this space. Cheers, Dr. N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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46 thoughts on “The Woman I deserve.

    Lizzieebunoluwa said:
    January 30, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Yaaaaay!!! Congratulations Dr. N!!! I celebrate you!

    My days! This series is so apt, so timely. Phew!
    Welcome back. Now,I’m back to holding my breath.
    Please have mercy on a sister.

      drnsmusings responded:
      January 31, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      U know I love u like kilode. Lol

        Lizzieebunoluwa said:
        January 31, 2016 at 2:58 pm

        Awwwwn…. I shall not cry.
        Bless your heart.

    Tamie said:
    January 30, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Wow Congrats Dr N!!
    The series already sounds very interesting.

    *front row seat*

    Sue said:
    January 31, 2016 at 12:02 am

    “……back to holding my breath!” Pls make it a post every other day, Biko nwanne m.

    Miriam said:
    January 31, 2016 at 1:49 am

    Yayy I popped a champagne bottle when I got an email and I saw my favorite doctor😳😩😭love your work so much. And congratulations on your book more success for you I pray amen

      drnsmusings responded:
      January 31, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Amen Too
      Pass my own champagne

    Timayin said:
    January 31, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Talk about a lovely piece and this is it.
    I can’t wait to read

    Frances Okoro said:
    January 31, 2016 at 11:27 am

    What I think?
    I want moreeee!

    And yay to your book!! Share deets pls though I have seen the cover on twitter

    Stranger Here said:
    January 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    We missed you. Welcome back Doc. And Yes to the story, I’m already waiting for the next post..

    Edidiong said:
    January 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Missed you plenty Doctor N. Congratulations on your book.. How can we get it? I know this series will be awesome.

      drnsmusings responded:
      January 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Info coming soon. Thanks

    brytnex said:
    January 31, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Yay! Doing moves I don’t know how to.
    Missed your posts.
    Welcome! Glad you’ve been inspired to inspire.
    Congrats on your book!

    Susan. said:
    January 31, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Congrats on your book Dr N! Would love to read it asap! Thank God you’re back. Missed you much. As for this series…….you know we are a bunch of Olivias/Olivers when it comes to your series…..we alwaiz want more! Enjoying already.

      drnsmusings responded:
      January 31, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Olive Susan….Howz everything? Cheers

    exceptionalstar said:
    January 31, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Congratulations and looking forward to this new lessons packed story.

    blogaddict said:
    January 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Ahn Ahn! Grabs a seat! This is going to be interesting.
    Welcome back Dr N and congrats on the new book.

    only girl said:
    January 31, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Congratulations on your book ma’am greater heights.
    I’m loving this series already. Wonder how your latest series always surpasses the previous. May God provide more and beautiful inspirations for you.
    Welcome back.
    Pls check the website settings and all, sometimes it’s won’t open. Like I couldn’t open the posts before this one.
    Congrats once again

    MissSilentReader said:
    February 1, 2016 at 9:07 am

    *Dancing around the house screaming ‘she’s back’!! Yay Dr N, i missed you so much i decided to make an appearance in the comments section. Lol. Congratulations on your book!! Can’t wait to read more stuff from you :*

      drnsmusings responded:
      February 1, 2016 at 8:04 pm

      Coerced u out of d shadows, did I? Lol
      Thanks

        MissSilentReader said:
        February 3, 2016 at 9:34 am

        yes you did o. lol

    Teni said:
    February 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    DrN, so happy to receive ur mail and thanks for this stoRy is definetely going to be an interesting one. Congrats on yoUr book, am eager to learn more about it and am on the look out for details. Lots of love! Regards to the family.

    Anonymous Chick said:
    February 2, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Yippie!!! You released a book!!! Huge congrats!!!

    Now that’s what we’ve been waiting for 🙂 How do we get it?

    The Storytela said:
    February 2, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Wow! Grabbing Popcorn and Coke. Hope I don’t chew threw an entire sack or drink a drum be for the next post. Congrats on your book!

      drnsmusings responded:
      February 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm

      Popcorn be ye multiplied

    Susan. said:
    February 2, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Happy birthday in arrears Dr N! Just went back to read The Audition again, and saw that you spoke about your birthday in 3 weeks. I pray God raises you up to be a greater Bimbo Odukoya for this generation. I’ve realized that young girls need guidance, the kind of stories I hear make me wonder why our churches are still filled up. We need someone to warn the young ones about the dangers ahead. And you already have this platform.
    So……that’s my prayer for you in this new year of your life! That you be used mightily by God, and that He satisfies you with a long fruitful life, in Jesus mighty name, Amen!

      drnsmusings responded:
      February 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm

      Awwwww…Thanks so much
      And Amen

    thegracedmisfit said:
    February 5, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Whoop whoop! Congratulations on your book. I can hardly wait to read it.

    http://www.thegracedmisfit.com

    Fola said:
    February 15, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Congrats Dr. N…..

    Nkolika said:
    August 2, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Wow Dr. N, nice. Can’t wait for what next.

    Omo said:
    August 5, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Lovely.

    iKomusana said:
    August 5, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Congrats on that book.
    Also am glad I have started reading this after you have written the whole story, that way, suspense doesn’t test my patience..
    *runs to read part 2-25*
    Good job

    mimispassion said:
    September 2, 2016 at 7:50 am

    I can’t wait to read your book. It’s easy for people to think successful people would have things easier, turns out it’s not the case at all

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