Hi guys! I’m finally back with the second part of ‘Perspectives’. I’m sorry it took forever (I know, I’m constantly apologising for disappearing lol!) I promise to do better with the next part. As always, please tell me what you think, share with someone who might enjoy it, or might be going through something similar, share your thoughts with us all. Most of all, I hope you enjoy it! If you haven’t read the first part yet, you’ll find it here.
Cheers to a lovely weekend! <3

Brumah had a sermon he’d been working on for weeks now. Somehow he couldn’t seem to get the message coined into the way he felt the Spirit was leading him. And lately, his thoughts kept going back to Nadia. Especially as his appointment to preach in New York approached. He’d prayed those thoughts away on so many occasions, lately it wasn’t working. He knew she had a little boy, but as much as possible he tried to not look her up or wonder about her. Sometimes he missed her so much… missed the way she made him feel about himself. Missed her funny quips. She was a very happy girl…. it took so much to rile her up….
But she was considered a bad girl. That was obviously no problem when he was also considered bad. When he got saved, his mother had over and over and over, drummed it into his head, that this was not the kind of girl a Christian boy brought home.
He remembered how nervous he was the day he broke up with her. She thought he was kidding. “I know I’m not good enough for your family, and that’s okay…. but I thought I was enough for you?” She said it with a smile on her face. But he knew her too well to know that deep inside, her heart was breaking into a thousand shards. Just like his was.
He still hadn’t forgiven himself. He’d prayed, and cried out to God… In his mother’s words, “no child of mine will be yoked with an evil woman!”
He’d cut communication with her for so long, and she hadn’t fought it. There were times he was tempted to think maybe she was fine with it all. But he knew her too well. Knew she didn’t want to disrupt his well-structured life. She loved him, and he knew it… loved him enough to remove herself just so he wouldn’t have to suffer. She loved him in a way no woman ever would.  And he loved her in a way he knew he couldn’t love any other woman. He thought back to the last time they’d made love…. he was reaching dangerous territory now. He missed her so much more when he thought about the sex.
He knew he shouldn’t be comparing, and he tried so hard not to. But Sarah constantly shamed him when it came to that department. He felt like he had to earn the right to sex. And even when he did earn it, it was on her terms. No funny positions. No strange sounds. Shower before. Aim: Make babies.
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Comments (15)

  1. Beautiful write up Elise… When i saw matched..i initially thought she’s been matched via a dating site or something.. Hehehehe…
    Keep up the good work

  2. Nice and interesting read. Why some people think reaching out to a counselor is a bad thing, I don’t know..welp
    Waiting for the follow up story

  3. Elise!!!!….not to compare you to anybody but I think you should think about a first book…damn…nice write up…anytime I’m reading a piece from you I finish wanting more…an insatiable thirst

  4. Wow!!! Triple-scoped piece
    I was paying attention to the way Brumah, Nadia and Sarah ‘s stories went but in a while I was thinking of Akyiaa and Papa…….
    Before I could think through Andrea and Gyedu’ s set in…. Ei Elise!
    If Yaa who knew she knows that girl from Church was another seperated piece…. Then that indeed is a great mental leap.
    What a tantalizing write-up!!! I can’t wait to read the rest

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