I MUST SACK MY HOUSE MAID
While I was scheming on how Stella will leave my house a call came from our pastor. Good afternoon Sis Lucy, how are you and family? Pastor greeted. I will like to see as soon as possible, he requested. Immediately my mind whispered to me it’s all about Stella and my husband. I left everything I was doing and rushed to pastor’s office. For the 45 minutes I waited in his reception I was deeply lost in thought. Fourty five minutes was like fourty five years. At exactly 4:30pm my husband joined me at the pastor’s office, then it down on me that we are in for something big. His greeting was casual as he sat on a seat close to me. While I was still in shock Stella joined us and I was almost fainting when I saw her. I don’t know what brought about that level of fear but had made up my mind Stella will go. If I have to tell pastor the whole truth I will today, Stella must go.
Before Stella could sit down the pastor’s secretary came to announce to us that pastor is already waiting for us. When we entered into pastor’s office his countenance was not nice at all. His mood speaks volumes, but my mind was made up.
Good afternoon to you all, can we bow down our heads for prayer? He requested. We all bowed our heads, but my heart was not bowed. He made a long prayer as he asked God to direct and lead us in our discussion. He took his Bible and shared with us from Matthew 5:9 KJV that says “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God”. From his exhortation I knew where he was going but I have made up my mind.
Before pastor hit the nail on the head, he spoke many parables and stories that got me more confused. I wish I could tell pastor to go straight to the point.
After all, pastor asked me, Sis Lucy are you aware Stella is pregnant? I looked at Stella’s tommy, stirred at my husband and passed out. That was the last thing I remember before I woke on the hospital bed.
I thought Stella is a discipline girl!
Is my husband responsible for Stella’s pregnancy?
My fears had eventually come through.
I was on the hospital bed thinking of all these all alone. Mama Titi was the one who stayed with me in the hospital when I went on coma. I begged her to tell me what happened and why I was admitted but she refused. She claimed she doesn’t know, pastor’s wife only called her to come and stay with me.
I knew the deal has been done. My husband must be responsible for Stella’s pregnancy. My marriage is slipping out of my hands. I wept bitterly.
Should I still let Stella stay in my house to give birth for my husband? This world is wicked I said to myself.
Episode 7 (finale)
For three days I didn’t see my husband nor Stella. When the pastor came to see me, he assured me everything is under control if I can calm down and hear the full gist. How can I calm down when my husband just impregnated my housemaid? I was mad at the pastor. Daddy, I am still listening to you because of the grace of God over your life. How do you expect me to calm down when I’m losing my marriage right in your presence? The pastor put up a smile, Sis Lucy, you aren’t losing your marriage, just calm down. He pleaded.
Few hours later I was discharged and pastor and his wife drove me straight to their house. I was taken through several hours of counseling to just to make me calm down. Eventually I calmed down to hear the complete gist. After my nerves have been calmed, pastor invited my husband and Stella in. To my greatest surprise Chioma was also invited. I tried to reason why Chioma was invited but no idea came into my head. I held my peace as I was attentive to watch the drama that was about to unfold.
Pastor broke the silence, Sis Lucy I’m glad to announce to you that all that happened so far was a drama to bring you back to your senses. Your husband wrote the script for everything you have seen playing out in your marriage.
Stella is not pregnant!
Your husband did not have an affair with Chioma!
The codom was part of the script, your husband arranged it.
The confession was all framed up to make you see need to give attention to your husband.
Your investigation was staged before you carried it out.
All the lust dramas were planned.
We would have ended the drama if you had reported your husband the day he came to make false confession about the affair with Chioma.
Chioma never worked in your husband’s company.
There was no recession in his place of work. That too was a scene in the drama.
Your husband love you Sis Lucy. He wants you to realize your lapses but you failed to. Instead you prayed and fasted instead of you to amend your ways.
I almost thought I was dreaming as pastor began to expose the behind the scenes. I have been a foolish woman all this while. I am writing my story for other women like me to learn these lessons. I put on a smile, my husband smiled at me, Stella hugged me and everyone in the house laughed out loud. I was the lead actor in the the drama of my life without reading the script. I have been fooled but I give all the glory to God that my fears were artificial, created by my weak mind and inferiority complex.
Women reading my story these are lessons I want you to learn from my life:
Don’t be too spiritual to neglect your home. Your home is your first vineyard.
Learn to be patient, I was not patient in all this drama.
Don’t accommodate another woman in your house that could make you uncomfortable. Even though Stella is a good girl, you can’t be sure to always get a girl like Stella.
Prayer and fasting does not solve all problems. No wonder the Bible says “we should pray and watch”.
Learn to trust your spouse.
Don’t see marriage as a place of rest. Improve on yourself daily.
The greatest news is that I’m now three months pregnant. Joy has come to build its tent in my house.
Thank you for reading. Hope you have learn a lesson.
I MUST SACK MY HOUSE MAID