A very young lady who was in love asked her fiancee. Girl: Tell me. Who, in this world do you love most?
Boy: You’re the one I love, of course!
Girl: Deep down In your heart, what do you think I am to you?
The boy thought deeply for a minute and looked straight into the girl’s eyes and said, “You are my missing rib. It was recorded that God saw that Adam was alone, during one of his sleeps, God took one of Adam’s rib and from it, created Eve and ever since, every man has been searching for his missing rib. I’m grateful to God because I’ve found you.” A few months later, they got wedded. After their wedding, the couple had a sweet and happy married life for a while.
But unfortunately, on the long run, the youthful couple began to drift apart due to the busy schedules of life and the never-ending worries of daily problems, their life became mundane. As all these challenges posed by the harsh realities of life began to fade away their dreams and love for each other. Soon, the couple began to have more and more quarrels and each quarrel became more and more heated.
One day, after one of their quarrels, the girl ran out of the house. At the other side of the road, she shouted, “You don’t love me!”The boy grew very angry and hated her childish behavior and out of annoyance, replied, “Maybe, it was even a mistake for us to have been together! You were never my missing rib!”Suddenly, she became quiet and stood there for a while. He regretted what he said greatly but words once uttered can never be taken back. With tears, she went inside to pack her belongings and was determined to break-up. But before she left the house, she said, “If I’m really not your missing rib, please let me go.” She continued, “It is less painful this way. Let’s go on our separate ways”.
* Six years passed *
He never remarried but he had tried to find out about her life . She had left the country and back. She had married a foreigner and divorced. He felt bad that she never waited for him. In the dark and lonely night, he felt the lingering ache in his heart . He couldn’t bring himself to admit that he was missing her. One day, they finally met. At the airport, a place where there were many reunions and good byes. He was going away on a business trip. She was standing there alone, with just a security door separating them. She smiled gently at him.
Boy: How are you doing?
Girl: Not bad, I’m fine. How about you? Have you found your missing rib?
Boy: Not yet.
Girl: I’ll be flying to New York city in the next flight. Boy: I’ll be back in 2 weeks time. Call me when you’re back. You know my number. Nothing has changed, it’s still the same. With a smile, she nodded, turned around and waved him good bye.
About a week later, he heard of her death. She had deceased in New York city, in an event that shocked the world. At midnight, once again, he lit his cigarette. And like before, he felt the lingering ache in his heart. He finally knew and admitted…. She was the missing rib that he had carelessly broken.
Never make a decision in haste. Trust God. Keep Him first and love your spouse deeply through God. Let God be the center of your family and everything will be in its right place.