Nigerian journalist, Ikharo Attah has taken to social media to celebrate his wife, Magdalene, with heartwarming words on the occasion of her birthday.
In a post via his Facebook page, Ikharo Attah, who currently serves as the Senior Special Assistant on Monitoring, Inspection, and Enforcement to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, expressed his deep admiration for his wife’s unwavering love and support.
The journalist referred to Magdalene as the “lover of my poverty,” recalling how she stood by him during challenging times when he lacked material possessions and financial stability.
According to him, during the seven years they dated before getting married, Magdalene never demanded anything from him, and he, in turn, was unable to take her out due to financial constraints.
Ikharo shared an endearing anecdote about proposing to Magdalene with a N20 silver-coated ring purchased from a hawker, which eventually faded and rusted.
He revealed that she continued to wear the ring with pride and even joined him in his small single-room apartment, transforming it into a comfortable and loving home.
The journalist said that her action left him deeply moved by her emotional audacity and unwavering love throughout their 18 years of marriage.
The FCT Minister expressed his gratitude to Magdalene for being a rare and exceptional companion, adding that he and their children are celebrating her with a very special Happy Birthday.
Ikharo Attah wrote, “The Wife/Lover of My Poverty, Mrs Magdalene Ikharo. (The Intrepidity of Love) As I search for words on a day like this to wish you Happy Birthday, my diction fails me.
*You loved and even agreed to Marry me when you knew very well that my poverty was overt.
* At the time you accepted me all my clothes were fairly used(okrika) and with no bank account to my name.
*7 years of dating before marriage, you never requested anything from me but made me feel good with the empty pockets.
*7 years of dating I can’t remember taking you out for once and you never got worried about it.
*The N20 silver coated ring I managed to purchase from a hawker to engage you fades in less than a week and you still kept wearing it in its semi-rusted state.
*Marrying me and moving into my Single Room apartment and making it extremely comfortable was shocking.
“18 years of marriage now and the things I can’t comprehend about your emotional audacity still dazzling my thoughts.
“When I see contemporary conditions for love, engagement and marriage, I wondered if anyone would have dare to think of loving me , talk less of contemplating marriage.
“You are a rare breed. Thank you so much for coming in at moment of Lack, despair, hardship and turning things around. Izehi, Uduehi, Ehigbai and I celebrate you very specially. Very special Happy Birthday, my wife.”
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