God was not joking when He said we should show love to strangers, because some have entertained angels unawares. This is my love story. From a mere stranger to a gift of God. On April 15, 2019, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I saw a post by IyinOluwa Kemi Ajayi. In the spirit of showing love to strangers, I loved the post and wrote “Happy Birthday Kemi! I know I’m late, but where is the afterparty, if I’m missing the party?” It was two days after her birthday. She would later reply by saying the after party is on me.

Ladies and gentlemen, not only has this been an unending afterparty, it has also been life with an angel. By being great to once-upon-a-stranger, I have received an angel into my life unawares. From strangers to more like mentor-and-mentee to friends and to forever lovers.
Someone once said “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans”. I can say for sure that God always has a better plan. Because why has he given me so much — a friend, a prayer partner, a partner-in-crime, a brilliant lawyer, agba cooker, singist, and definitely more than everything I could ever ask for. I couldn’t have planned this one.

Every single day since she came into my life, I have been better for it. In the last two years, we have done everything together. We have aimed for the stars together, we have cried together, we have won together, we have even learnt long-distance relationships together (we should even host podcasts for people in LDR). Everything we’ve prayed for together, we’ve got them all! All!

I have never been this excited about the future. Like every day I look forward to the tingling sound of her voice, the sheen in smile, the life and light that she adds to my life. You may wonder why I call her My Full Moon, it is because even when the sun goes down, she keeps shining to keep us alight.

IyinOluwa, cheers to another phase of this unending afterparty!