“Your friend had an accident” the voice said.
I dated my boyfriend for about nine months and seven months into our relationship i got pregnant. My boyfriend was not exactly excited about it maybe because i am an Igbo girl and he is Yoruba. Anyway, he informed his eldest sister about it who in turn informed their mum and she said that i should keep the pregnancy since out of her 3 children my boyfriend is her only son.
On a certain Friday evening on the ninth month of our relationship (i was 2 months pregnant then), i went to his house and he had 2 of his friends in the house with him. Around 6 pm he said he was going to drop off his friends so he will come and we can spend time together. I asked him to buy me suya and drinks on his way back.
Around 7, i called him but his phone was not answered. When he did not call back after 30 minutes, i called him again but it still was not answered, that was unlike him. I waited for another 30 minutes and called his friend’s number but it was switched off, then i got frantic and i just kept calling and calling his number until around 9 he called me but to my surprise it was a strange voice i heard and the news the caller gave me sank my heart.
“Your friend had an accident” the voice said. “Please come to …..Hospital immediately”. I almost fainted. “Is he okay”? I groaned. I could not even recognize my own voice. “Madam just hurry come here” he yelled and hung up. I could hear voices wailing on the background. I immediately called his eldest sister and informed her and we agreed to meet at the hospital. How i was able to get to the hospital was a big miracle (i was almost naked).
When i got to the hospital, the sight i saw shocking. In a pool of their own blood laid the lifeless bodies of my boyfriend and his friends. None of them survived. I passed out. I woke up minutes later in the arms of his eldest sister. I turned around to see his mum and other sister wailing uncontrollably. I prayed to go back to sleep hoping to wake up from this terrible dream.
That was one week ago; Now, i am two months and one week pregnant for him and his mum wants me to keep the pregnancy. I loved him so much even though he never proposed to me, he never engaged me even after i informed him about the pregnancy. His mum and sisters are pressuring me to keep the baby.
I have not told my parents, i mean how can i? It’s bad enough that i am pregnant for a man who I’m not married to and have kept it away from my parents for so long. My mum will just disown me and my dad! He will kill me! But my late boyfriend’s mum is begging me to keep the baby so someone can answer her late son’s name. I am so confused. I had to share this with you when you told me about your Impact Blog platform. Please what should i do?
GUESS IYKE’s COMMENT
Deep sigh. I will not pretend that i have all the answers. This is really very sensitive as we have to strike a balance between your LATE BOYFRIEND’s FAMILY, your FAMILY and YOURSELF.
We have to accept the fact that you are pregnant for a man who is not your husband. Not a good situation but definitely not the end of the world.
I will not subscribe to an abortion as you cannot use a negative situation to solve a negative situation. Remember also that God has a way of turning negative situations to blessings. You do not know what the future holds for that child you are carrying.
First; go to God in prayer and make peace with Him, then you can contact any of your relatives or family friend that is close to your parents so that can help you talk to your parents about this. This situation is not peculiar to you, trust me: many have had such situations and made positives out of it. Your life is not over dear; don’t let the society defeat you.
Thank you for sharing your TRUE STORY with GUESS IYKE.I wish you the best in whatever decision(s) you make plus please look out for comments on this thread. God bless u plenty.
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