Home Alone with Jude’s mother – part 1
I met Jude and sighed a relief that I have finally met the man whom I have been searching for.
We dated for 5 months and he finally proposed.
Though, I used to visit his house and spend like days before the proposing took place. We were technically living like married couples because I saw him as my final bus stop. I loved him with all my heart but made sure I didn’t disregard my brains.
Yes, I dated him with both my head and heart playing along. And it was successful. He found me perfect and proposed.
And I became so happy.
He came to my house with his friend and met with my parents and declared his intention to marrying me.
My father approved him immediately, saying he liked his appearance and that he also looks responsible.
After meeting with my family, he agreed to come later with his own family so we can start with the marriage proper.
I was extremely happy, things were going fine.
Until one day, around 1 in the afternoon, he called me, informing me that his mother was in his house. That she couldn’t wait to see her would be daughter inlaw and that was why she left village to see me.
He then requested that I should come straight to his house, so he can introduce me to her.
So, to my total happiness, I left what I was doing and boarded a tricyclist straight to his house.
I was wearing a gown which according to her, was too short.
The moment I entered, my fiance came and hugged me, and led me to her.
He introduced me and said, “she is the beauty that captured my heart”
He said so excitedly.
So out of my own happiness and cheerful look, I humbly greeted her.
I noticed her face, she wasn’t looking bright enough for someone who just came face to face with the girl her son will be marrying.
So she managed to force a smile and asked me how I was.
And I replied that I was fine.
“Is she the girl you said you will be getting married to?” she asked, facing Jude
And he replied, yes, she is my love.
“And is this the type of clothes she wear? Something that is showing all her laps?”
And confused me took a good look at my self, to check the gown she claimed was showing my laps.
The gown was short, but not that short and it wasn’t revealing my laps like she claimed. It was just above my knees and not in any way short, like she claimed.
And I immediately, picked the woman to be the trouble maker type and someone to be clearly avoided.
And she continued “Jude, I trained you to be better. You should atleast choose a responsible girl and not all these township girls that doesn’t understand values and morals”
And my heart was beginning to form bitter. I stood, waiting to see how Jude would react. But instead, he went inside and got a wrapper and asked me to tie it, so that his mother will stop complaining.
And I said to my self, there’s no need pretending to be calm here and heed to what he was about asking me to do. That if I mellowed, which means, I have given them the hand and they will continue controlling me. That I better stood my firm ground, so that I don’t start what I can’t finish. I will continue being myself, since it does not in anyway jeopardize my dignity.
I was about saying it bluntly that I won’t accept the wrapper, Jude discovered what I was about to do and gave me a sign to please accept it, so that peace will reign.
And finally, I did. Though, I wasn’t happy with him. I expected him to get his mother to accept that, there was nothing wrong with what I was wearing, but instead, he went and got a wrapper and proving that the woman was right.
So after everything, Jude had to go back to his office and pleaded with me to stay in the house and help him look after his mother. I wanted to say no, because the mother had proving to be a trouble maker type, but seeing that I had no reason to say no to my fiance and I was forced to say no problem, that I will stay with her.
And he pecked me and said thank you and left.
And I was home alone with this trouble maker of a woman.
Let’s continue later