HER MARRIAGE, HER BREAKTHROUGH.
I wanted to celebrate my 30th birthday, launch my book NUMB and renew my vows all in one. It was a surprise renewal to my guests. A day filled with elegance, emotions, laughter, forgiveness, and love.
I spent the last 30 years of my life on a roller-coaster of challenges, struggles, battles, and trials documented in my self-published debut book titled - NUMB
I got married in 2011 at the age of 22, as a form of escapism from my past life, not realising that running from my past was not an option. I should have faced it head-on.
The wedding took place at a registry followed by a celebration with my family and friends. However, I did not like what the day had to offer, the vibe was negative, people fighting, family members walking out of the celebration. It was my worst nightmare.
5 years ago, I met Bola of Memories4u at a wedding I was filming. I experienced a flawlessly planned and joyful wedding that by the end of the event, I told Bola that she will be planning my vow renewal. A few attempts were made to plan the renewal but it didn’t quite happen, as they say, “man proposes but God disposes.”
Finally, earlier this year a date was selected which coincided with my 30th birthday and planning started. In preparation for my birthday party, my husband took me to Dubai on a hunt for a new ring that had significant meanings as a birthday gift because my first ring was a £20 promise ring that I received at 19. What Andrew did not know was that I was planning a secret vow renewal to honour our love.
My book, NUMB is an honest, transparent and shocking journey from childhood to adulthood with 30 Life Lessons Learnt. NUMB gives readers’ valuable insight into the woman behind the camera and her tumultuous journey which consists of sexual abuse, mental health, homelessness and so much more. The triumphant and compelling short story takes you on a roller-coaster of emotions. Numb will make you feel infuriated and joyful within a short period of time.
The 30th of September 2018 was a remarkable day for me and my family filled with love and healing. "Love Heals. God is Love"
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