Two visually impaired lovers have joyously tied the knot in Anambra State with over 15 Catholic priests and government representatives gracing the occasion.
The groom identified as Thankgod Ohaeri, a lawyer, and the bride, Amarachi Nwokedi, a staff of Anambra State Ministry of Education, exchanged marital vows at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Nkwelle, Awka on Saturday, May 21.
Thankgod, as we learned, is from Ohokobe Ndume Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area, Abia State, while his wife, Amarachi Nwokedi, is an indigene of Umunnebuogbu Okohia, Ihiala, Ihiala council area, Anambra State.
Speaking with the Anambra State Broadcasting Service, ABS, the groom recalled how he met his wife and how many discouraged him from marrying her. Mr. ThankGod avowed that he got to realize that there is ‘ability in every disability’ and that a person’s condition can’t prevent him or her from being educated.
“Today, I feel great walking down the aisle with my lovely wife. It was indeed ordained by God. By the grace of God I feel I have moved to the next level of life. I met my wife when I was a student. She was living close to my apartment and I was the one helping her. So from there, we fell in love and that’s what led to today’s occasion,”
“There were many challenges, but with God on our side we have been scaling through. Though my wife is blind, she’s doing well. It is a thing of joy to be with her. When I said I want to marry, many people were against me, but as a man I know what I want and I went for it.
“I realized that there is ability in disability, that a person is blind doesn’t mean he/she can’t go to school. My wife is a civil servant and works in the Ministry of Education. So I wish we will continue in the mutual understanding we have built because understanding matters so much in any marriage.”
The bride also described the moment as the best time of her life since she was born. According to her, she’s grateful to God for achieving her dream.
“This is the best time of my life since I was born. Thanks be to God for achieving my dream. I was attracted to my husband because he is a God-fearing person, nice and loving,” she said
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