A Nigerian lawyer identified as Amara, who was married for 16 years before having a child has narrated how she covered the shame of childlessness with her sisters' kids.
She also showered praises on her husband for his understanding and encouragement during their years of pain.
Below is what she shared on her Instagram page:
"When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.psa 126 : 1,I still can't fathom that I'm a MOTHER,I look at my Son steady n say to myself so this is mine?all these years I've been using my sisters kids to cover my shame,didn't want to be pitied
"I come out strong n fulfilled but,in my war room all I do is cry to God,asking him wat I've done to deserve this wilderness I'm in,knowing that I got married in my teens...
"The journey of 16 years looked like 16days coz of this angel I call "Hubby" a man that will take a bullet for me and still come to check my body to make sure I don't ve a wound
"pple call me "pampered wife" coz of the way he spoils me with Love, he's words "we can neva be childless"
"During our wait gave me strength and the day we found out we where pregnant,he broke down to tears,for the first time in 16 years I saw my husband cry
"Seeing him in tears made me cry like a baby,husbands like u re rear,u re not human u re an angel in disguise,and someone said u deserve an award " Man of the year Award"
"And others said I should never in my life do u bad, Thank you Akwa'm for Everything just don't ve an option but to tell the world how grateful I am."