DIARY OF A PASTOR'S WIFE (EPISODE
Abigail's face had softened, her
eyes misted over and for a moment,
she was calm.
"I am going to be a real aunty for
the first time in my life Ekom." she
said tearily and smiled brightly at
the same time.
"You are an aunty already mbok,
don't let the kids hear that."
Lizzy called at that moment.
"Ekom, I am very close to your
house, I had a long day already at
work, so I decided to just come
give you the injection at home and
then tell you about something I
discovered at the hospital."
"I hope all is well Lizzy?"
"very well, don't be scared." I ended
few minutes later, I heard the horn
of Lizzy's Car.
"She is here." Abigail said and
immediately stood up to fix the
throw pillows in place.
Not Long Lizzy walked in, smelling
of vanilla body spray. she was
wearing jeans, a boot and huge
cream colored sweater that came
halfway down her thighs.
She frantically looked around.
"Good evening ma." Abigail greeted.
"Evening darling, you look so much
"She is my elder sister."
"oh nice meeting you." Lizzy said as
she nodded at her without quite
smiling, a little sheepish.
"You look tired." I said.
"My day was hectic. David came to
the clinic to get his son's test result. small sized girl wearing for party
He came with Ifeoma and the little
baby, you should have seen the
look on his face when he
discovered the boy is SS and he is
"What?" Abigail screamed.
I stared at Lizzy in disbelief.
"When he asked Ifeoma who the
real father of the baby was, she
started speaking gibberish. smh,
give me ice water jare before my
throat will burst."
Abigail rushes to the kitchen and
runs out in a second with a bottle
of water and a glass cup. Lizzy
pours the water in the glass hastily
and gulps it in her stomach.
"I hope you didn't tell him that I
expecting a baby?"
"God forbid! am I mad? that idiotic
human being called David doesn't
deserve you." she said and sipped
the water lightly this time.
"nawa o, this God is the biggest
game player. Ekom you always said
this." Abigail said looking at me
"when God said I will make a table
before you, in the presence of thy
enemies. you thought he was
talking to the devil? he was talking
to us! You and I." I said, and
became totally unfazed.
"Who did she say is the real father
of the baby?" Abigail asked
Lizzy breathed an audible sigh of
relief before she replied.
"She mention one Usman. She said
he was pastor's former driver who
used to live at the boys quarters."
"What?" Abigail and I screamed
unbelievably in unison.
Abigail laughed out loud, she
laughed and fell on the floor. The
sound of her laughter stayed in my
head ever since then, it giggles me.
DIARY OF A PASTOR'S WIFE (EPISODE
I stared at my reflection in the
mirror, my stomach was beginning
to protrude, I rubbed my hands on
it, and felt a tiny kick, there was
deep joy in my heart, the one I had
never felt before.
The news about David's separation
from Ifeoma spread like a wildfire.
The night was still young, and I had
just returned with a new Sim card. I
wanted to change my life, change
my world and rebrand it for the
holy spirit to come dwell with us
By this time, I had made up my
mind to sign the divorce papers
and move to America with the kids.
My stomach was protruding, and I
didn't want anyone to see me,
especially the church members of
"I thought you said divorce is a
sin?" Lizzy asked shrilly, looking
"I have gotten what I wanted."
"Don't say these things Ekom, You
prayed for this moment, you fasted,
wept to God. And now it is finally
here, why do you want to just let it
go all of a sudden?"
"let me be. Let's not talk about this
please. " I said . Lizzy felt panic at
the terse tone and clipped answers.
"Have you started processing visa
for the kids for your trip?"
"Not a trip, I am relocating Lizzy. I
am selling off this house."
"What? Ekom how can you do a
thing like that?"
"I had made up my mind Before I
brought this conversation up, I had
made up my mind on selling the
house, and relocating. nothing can
Lizzy breathe an audible sigh of
relieve and stood to leave as I heard
the door bell ring.
"Are you expecting someone?" Lizzy
"No, my sister went back to Ibadan
Teye ran from inside to the door.
"mummy someone is at the door."
my heart went down as I watched
her place the stool by the door and
climbed on it to reach the bolt.
"Aunty ifeoma!" she screamed. She
walked in, looking pale and weak.
I stared at her in complete and
"What are you doing in my house?"
She blanches her face, losing all it
colors, and then snaps her gaze to
Lizzy, and then Teye, who was
already staring at her in
Tears poured down her face in an
"What is this? leave my house this
minute, I don't like this drama." A
scream erupts my throat.
She knelt down immediately and
tried to hold my feet, but I stepped
Lizzy and Teye were staring at me,
looks of pure shock and
amazement were plastered on their
When I looked at her eyes, I saw
pain and regret. I saw the life of a
girl who was tired of living.