Have I lost my wife to another man?

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Dave and Clara have been married for over nine years without children. They stayed with each other and hoped that they would have a child before their 10th anniversary because they were being persuaded by family and some friends to get a divorce but they couldn’t let go because of the love they shared.

Months passed by and, while Dave was returning from work one day, he saw his wife walking down the road with a man, and they looked quite happy.

Another evening, while Dave was coming back from work, he saw the same man drop her off at the house. Dave became sad and angry.

Two days later, after a hectic day at work, Dave was taking water with a glass jug when the phone rang. He picked it up and the person said, “Hello dear, I’ll be coming to your house this evening to see you as promised. I hope…” and then Dave hung up the phone.

It was a male voice. He was sure the person was the man he had seen with his wife. He suddenly became shaky with this thought, “Have I lost my wife to another man?”

At that point, the glass jug fell from his hand and shattered into pieces. Clara came running into the room asking, ‘’Is everything okay?’’

In anger Dave gave his wife a push and she fell. She wasn’t moving or getting up. Dave then realized that she fell where he had broken the glass jug and a large piece of glass had pierced her.

He felt her breath, pulse and heartbeat but there she lay – lifeless. His wife was dead.

In total confusion, he saw an envelope in her hand. He took it, opened it and was shocked by its content. It was a letter and it read:

“My loving husband, words cannot express how I feel, so I had to write it down. I have been going to see a doctor for over a week. I wanted to be sure before I give you the news. The doctor confirmed that I am pregnant with a set of twins. Our babies are due in seven months from now.

“The doctor also happens to be my brother whom I lost contact with after our marriage. He has promised to take care of me and our babies and to give us the best without collecting a dime.

“He also promised to have dinner with us today. Darling, thank you for standing by me… Your loving wife.”

As the letter fell from Dave’s hand, there was a knock at the door and it was the same man he had seen with his wife…

The man said, “Hello Dave, I suppose I am right. I am Max, your wife’s brother.’’ And suddenly he noticed his sister in a pool of her own blood!

He rushed her to his hospital but it was too late; his sister, Dave’s wife, was gone and so were the twins!

In our relationships, which include our marriage, we should not be too quick in reacting when we haven’t questioned our partner or spouse on what we saw or heard about them.

Communication, trust and patience are rare and invaluable gifts we can bring to our relationships. Not everything we see or hear or believe about the other party is right.

And to every man or woman, I pray that patience will have its perfect way in you and that you will want nothing because patience is that great virtue you need to keep any relationship working.


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