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Sozo & Joshua’s Story is Truly #LoveMadeInHeaven! Here’s why

Guys, love is indeed beautiful and today’s love story is a reminder that love truly conquers all.

Sozo and Joshua are such an amazing couple and the intensity of their love for one another is seen throughout the events of their wedding. I mean their love story might cause to drop a few tears but it is okay because they will be happy tears. Let’s just give a brief summary of the story, they met in 2015, became friends and built a strong relationship. The day after he proposed, they were both involved in a major accident and were hospitalized for a while but through all this, they found a reason to love even deeper. So beautiful right?. Theirs is a truly a #LoveMadeInHeaven.

Let’s just go ahead to see how their wedding unfolded and also read their love story from the groom, Joshua.  You can catch up with other weddings here.

Here’s how it all started:

I met Sozo around September 2015. My cousin had just come visiting from Abuja to Zaria where I was with my mum. Apparently, my cousin Eka had come with Sozo and another friend of hers. I saw Sozo but at first, she wasn’t my kind of girl, looked annoying, had little bow legs and looked too serious. I think I still had my head up in the clouds so I didn’t see her well. Well, I came back to Abuja much later and met her again and we became friends. We built a real friendship from there. I thought it was time I got serious with my relationship so I took out time to pray about my life partner. I had conviction and I simply got a ring.

On the 25th of December same year, I came over to her and simply slipped a ring into it without her consent. Well, we were so real as friends, so she laughed and we flowed like that. We grew to like ourselves too much before we fell in love. We simply were so real and true with ourselves. Around October, we travelled to Jos to see her mum who was battling breast cancer then (we eventually lost her).

While, Sozo and I were with her and I thought it was time to slip the second ring. I went on my knees in the hospital and asked her to marry me in front of her mother after her mother had finished teasing me that I was behaving like an expecting hen when she saw my restlessness before proposing. We needed to be back to Abuja for an exam and catch up on some programs.

On our way back, just an hour into Abuja at Kagarko, we had an accident. It was a public vehicle but we three -Sozo, my cousin (the same cousin as above) and I were seated at the back. The driver was a bit unstable and we had warned him. Some minutes after, in the bid of trying to avoid an oncoming truck overtaking another truck against our lane and avoid a collision, the car tumbled several times and that was it.

Sozo sustained multiple hip fractures which kept her on the bed for three months. My cousin had a femur fracture and is now better. But I had a spinal compression on my c5c6. I went through surgery and subsequently sustained a bed sore of 7cm deep and 5cm wide and 7cm long. I was transferred from the  National hospital to Zaria teaching hospital. As soon as Sozo dropped her crutches, she came over to be with me and has since been nursing me from January 2017 till date.

Sozo has stood by me till date, she has been my strength, my courage, my push to keep my will going and she has this unwavering belief that I’d walk again. She never doubted not once and I strongly believe I will. I marvel at her strength. I know God is her source of energy. Even after her going through a lot, losing her mum, her jobs, her home, she kept her life at a pause, just to help me back up and it is mind-blowing. If the world celebrates her, I would be fulfilled. She is my light. So I call her “Meira meaning “Light”. I call her “Oluwatumininu” meaning “God has given me a soothing relief for my soul”.

I love her and she deserves the best. Getting married to her was a step of faith and proof of love and God made it a glorious and unforgettable experience. We trust God that things will and are getting better even as we start a new home despite all odds. Truth is, life is not about conditions but the positions that we create for ourselves. We may have as well decided to keep looking at the condition and stay sad and discouraged but knowing that where focus goes, energy flows, we didn’t allow our condition to determine our position.

So back then in the ICU, I got inspired to write a book and titled it”30″ (Thirty). It is a gradual collation of simple principles and lessons I picked up surmounting the prevalent challenge I was facing. I finished successfully and dedicated it at the wedding just as God had shown me back in the ICU.

Credits

Bride: @d_sozogold
Groom: @joshua_a_christopher
Photography @shoeboxng
Planner: @veezevents
Makeup: @bookielavida
Hair: @solangehairandbeauty
Decor: @sofsocevents
Led: @OptionAinternational
Apartment: @Nicotelapartment
Groom’s outfit: @alex_akware
Lighting &Effects: @mayors_events
MC:  @mrspeakerman@ybits
Sound & DJ: @djcizle
Videography: @nategenius
Dress: @shekkelsbridalsnaija

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24 Comments

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    Sozo
    May 16, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    JOSHUA ON THE WHEELCHAIR STANDS!!
    https://youtu.be/vomt39vh4Iw

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    AGENE Emmanuel Patrick
    April 9, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    This is truly lovemadeinheaven Sozo you have proved beyond all reasonable doubt, that there is still true love. God Almighty will make your home a little taste of heaven on earth. Wish you God very best in life IJMN. Amen.

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    Dominic
    April 8, 2019 at 10:59 PM

    U both r blessed, may God grant you the happiness you so! so!! deserve

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    OLUWATOSIN
    April 8, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    May God bless your union and I pray you will walk again IJN

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    Luch
    April 7, 2019 at 2:54 AM

    Congratulations Chisom and Josh. #Joshwillwalkagain

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    Nkasi Obim Nebo
    April 6, 2019 at 11:43 PM

    I love them. I met them briefly in a religious program. I so much love them. I am sorry I missed the wedding, but I am loving you guys forever. May you have the very best of this relationship.

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    Pink
    April 6, 2019 at 11:40 PM

    I’m so moved and again i have the conviction that true love really does exist. Your home is blessed guys! Happy married life.

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    Moz
    April 6, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Joshua was my classmate back at the University. He was such a gentle and easy going guy back then. I can’t believe how much pain he has gone through with his wife. I wish them the best in their marriage. I pray he walks again.

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    Nedoux
    April 6, 2019 at 5:31 PM

    A love so pure. 🙏

    Such a beautiful couple. God bless your marriage, and may your home be filled with joy, love, peace and laughter.

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    Kemi
    April 6, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Your home will be called blessed now and forever. Everything that you wish for will be yours IJN and YES he will walk again

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    Aderonke
    April 6, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    God bless your union 🙏🙏🙏

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      Chioma
      April 7, 2019 at 7:16 AM

      Beautiful story… You will surely walk again

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    Lilian
    April 6, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    Such a warm & beautiful woman. God bless you Chisom. Joshua, you are also a kind man. May this beautiful story be an inspiration to us all never to give up on anyone. God has just begun with you two. Continue to hold on to God for strength and wisdom. You both are blessred forever!

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    Pitan Akhihiero
    April 6, 2019 at 4:18 PM

    This is touching, I’m blown away ❤️❤️

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    Miriam
    April 6, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Oh…This got me in tears…
    May God bless your union. May God bless your union. May the good Lord bless your union real good..

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      Tunde
      April 6, 2019 at 10:06 PM

      This reallly got me teary as i am at a wedding, reading how these two overcome the odds. Like he said its not about conditions truly but about positioning. Happy married life to them. And Josh will definitilely walk again.

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    Tata
    April 6, 2019 at 3:47 PM

    What a beautiful story… truly inspiring and amazing… love still lives here, just hoping to find it soon and this deep

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    Toju
    April 6, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    God Bless you both and your new home. He will complete your testimony. I am waiting to hear of you in the future and what the Lord is doing with you. You have inspired me today

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    Faith Adiorho
    April 6, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    So beautiful

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    Tonye Mansur
    April 6, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    This is indeed a marriage made in heaven😍

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    Mosun
    April 6, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Whao..such an inspiring story. Sozo is truly one in a million among others. May Almighty God bless your marriage and watch over you both. #joshuawillwalkagain 🙏🏽

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      Tunde
      April 6, 2019 at 10:06 PM

      This reallly got me teary as i am at a wedding, reading how these two overcome the odds. Like he said its not about conditions truly but about positioning. Happy married life to them. And Josh will definitilely walk again.

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    John Kemhi
    April 6, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Goodness! This is the most beautiful love story I’ve ever seen, heard or read about. It’s inspiring and soul filling.
    May God bless and keep you both. Your marriage shall flourish. Your love shall blossom beyond your imaginations. Your marriage shall be a blessing. God will bless your home with godly children. They shall fill your lives with pleasure and joy always.
    Have a blissful married life.

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    Kemiojuks
    April 6, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    Truly, a love made in Heaven. ❤❤

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