Story: The Loophole…….. Episode 1 (By Oluwatoosin Oladejo)
“Tricia” Nath called as he sat beside his wife on one of the living room couches.
“Are you sure you’re fine? You’ve been quite moody and it’s unlike you. What’s the matter?” he asked with great concern.
“I’m not too sure. I thought it was a slight fever when it started two days ago but it seems to be more than that now as I see it.
“You don’t think you should see the doctor?”
“Yes I do. I should and I will. I’ve fixed an appointment with him for tomor…”
She couldn’t complete the statement as she ran to the bathroom holding her tummy.
“Babe, I think you’re…” he moved closer to her and whispered in her ears.
“You must be joking”, she said shaking her head and pushing Him aside.
Nath could be humorous but in this case something told him he was right.
And he was!
She was at the doctor’s place the next morning.
“Madam, congratulations! This is a miracle!” the doctor said staring at the test result in his hands with a broad smile.
She couldn’t believe her ears.
She got into her car and drove off to another hospital.
Nothing was different. She put a call through to her husband.
“Hi dear, how are you feeling and how did your appointment with the…”
She didn’t let him finish.
“That’s why I called you. You were right! Nath you were so right! I’m pregnant, two months gone!”
“Wow! Nath exclaimed. “Yes! Yes! Thank you Jesus!” he screamed into the phone his hand flying in the air.
The noise from his office didn’t go unnoticed by his secretary. She ran into his office forgetting to knock on the door. Confusion was written all over her face.
“Is everything alright?”
Oh absolutely! There’s no cause for alarm. It’s all good news.” he said as he picked up his briefcase.
“I’ll tell you about it when the time is ripe. I have to go now. Take care of the office.” he said, beaming with a wide smile.
Jane could only watch on…
The Christmas celebrations had been wonderful for the duo that year. The news of the pregnancy had hit them about three weeks to Christmas. They decided to share only with a few family members who were very close. They believed such news had to be handled with care and caution.
Days rolled by speedily and it was New Year’s Eve, everyone was so excited.
The tail end of the year had shown good signs that the New Year was going to be great.
In fact, God had given great promises to Nath and Tricia about their home. As they drove home early on New Year’s day, they chatted about their hopes and God’s promises for the New Year.
Just then, a motorcycle rider who had been drunk bashed into their car from the rear.
“Gosh!” Tricia exclaimed. “What a terrible way to start the New Year!”
“Shhh…” Nath motioned to his wife to keep quiet. “You shouldn’t say such.”
“But it’s true. This is a bad omen for the New Year. I’m scared.”
“Now Tricia, stop it and stop it right now! I’ve told you to be careful about what you say when things seem to turn out bad. You make them worse by confessing the negative.”
“Well, I only say things as they are” Tricia argued.
“What did you just say? You should be grateful that it wasn’t worse than this. God have mercy on you.”
Nath got down to check the extent of the damage done to the car.
It required just a little panel beating.
The motorcycle rider was nowhere to be found.
Nath got back into the car and muttered the words, “Thank you Jesus” as they drove home.
Tricia knew deep within her that what she said was wrong, but wasn’t willing to come to terms with the truth.
…the story continues. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Author: Oluwatoosin Oladejo
I am Oluwatoosin, a child of God. That’s the most important fact about me.
I am a Graduate of Chemistry from Nigeria’s premier University, the University of Ibadan. I love to sing and write songs. I also love to write poems. I love sewing and cake crafts too. In short I’m an embodiment of the arts and a big fan of creativity!
I love to write anything that will make you know that the essence of your whole life is to worship the Creator. Hey, wait! I’m not saying you have to spend all of your life singing worship songs or just lifting your physical hands to the heavens. If you think that’s all about worship, you’re wrong. It’s about your whole life, your everyday ordinary life, being pleasurable to God-your walking about, eating, sleeping, talking, relating with people, carrying out your daily duties- everything!