The most painful thing that can happen to anyone is losing someone you love. For a moment, Catherine’s life seemed as though it was coming to an end. She didn’t want to acknowledge the words that came out of Nelson’s mouth because she obviously didn’t need any space.
“What on earth does he mean by giving me space? Did I ever say I needed space” she asked herself. Catherine was still in denial and didn’t want to accept the fact that Nelson was done with their relationship. She immediately grabbed her bag and hurriedly walked to her car. Her secretary was confused as to why Catherine left the office in such a hurry, when she had a meeting to attend. “Ma’am where are you going to? Your meeting is in 20 minutes” her secretary asked when she eventually caught up with her, “Reschedule the meeting and inform the board” Catherine said and drove off.
On the ride to Nelson’s house, Catherine wallowed in regret and wished she had done something sooner concerning her constant absence in Nelson’s life. “What am I going to do now? But I don’t need any space so why does he feel I need one. I can’t lose him, I don’t know if I can ever replace him” she thought to herself as she headed to his house.
In no time, Catherine arrived at Nelson’s house. She knocked countlessly but there wasn’t any response from him or anyone. She became worried and tried to call him on phone but his line wasn’t connecting. Catherine almost dropped dead as her heart was beating uncontrollably. “Where has he gone to by this time of the day?” He nervously asked herself.
Just as Catherine was about to dial his line again, she remembered that she had a spare key to his apartment and sighed in relief. She silently prayed to find the key in her bag as she search vigorously. After a little search, she found the key and immediately opened the door. “Hey baby, it’s me!” She said as she walked through Nelson’s living room.
After calling out Nelson’s name for about 4 times without any response, It finally dawned on Catherine that he wasn’t around. She tiredly laid on his couch and waited for him to return from wherever he went to.
As Catherine laid on the couch, she thought of how she hadn’t given her 100% to Nelson. She regretted her actions and wished she could turn back the hands of time, in order to undo every wrong she had done to her beloved Nelson. “There’s nothing I wouldn’t give up just to ensure that my relationship work, because I honestly can’t imagine my life without him” she said as tears fell off her eyes.
Just as she reminisced on all the wrongs she did to Nelson and how she could have done better, the door opened and she ran to know who was entering inside. Lo & behold, it was Nelson!
Catherine held her heart as she stood in front of him with tears in her eyes. “Why are you here?” Nelson asked with a straight face, “Baby please can we talk?” She enquired but he said No. Catherine started panicking but tried as much as possible to hold herself together. “Nelson I’m so sorry, I know I haven’t done enough as I could have done better. I worked so hard to get to where I am in my career and never had anyone to do anything for me. My family barely ate 2 square meals a day before, I have been through so much and I guess that’s why I held on tightly to my career. Every man I have ever tried to love gave me reasons to regret my decision. My past relationship didn’t end so well so I made up my mind to hold on to my career with all my heart because that was the only thing I could control. I love you and don’t want to lose you because there’s no money that’s worth losing you for. Please forgive me and give me another chance. I don’t want any space at all because you’re all the space I need. I have longed for a partner like you, so I would be making one of the greatest mistakes in my life if I lost you because of this reason” Catherine said with tears falling off her eyes.
Nelson was touched and felt bad for thinking about himself alone and not considering the fact that she might be going through alot of pressure too. “He didn’t mean what he said to her earlier but acted out of anger. “I’m sorry for being selfish and not considering how much you have worked to get to where you are. I only felt unattended to and at the bottom of your priority list. I work so hard too but always make out time for you and wished you did same for me too. I don’t want any space either because I don’t want to ever be away from you. I love you baby and I’m glad you’re here” he said.
Catherine broke down in uncontrollable tears and Nelson hugged her even tighter. “It’s ok, stop crying” he said as he wiped the tears off her eyes. “I thought I lost you” she said sobbing, “I’m going nowhere, we are in this together and would figure a way to make it work” Nelson said.
They made new commitments and promised to always put each other first in everything they did and decisions they took. Their relationship took a good direction and things gradually became better.
No one is perfect but we are all trying the best we can to be better. Appreciate every little effort your partner makes to ensure that you’re happy because you never know the sacrifice they made to put that smile on your face.
Money comes and goes but love endures forever. Chose to love and be loved over any other thing in his life, because on the last days of our lives, we wouldn’t worry much about the money stocked up in our accounts, but rather, we would be more concerned about the people beside our beds. Love always conquers all.
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Written by Sonia Okehie
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