A visually impaired couple from Nigeria has gone viral after they got married in a wedding ceremony that attracted over 15 Catholic priests and government functionaries in Nigeria’s Anambra state.
Thankgod Ohaeri, a legal practitioner and Amarachi Nwokedi, a staff of Anambra State Ministry of Education, walked down the aisle at St. Peter’s Catholic Church Nkwelle, Awka on Saturday, May 21.
Thankgod hails from Ohokobe Ndume Ibeku, Umuahia North Local Government Area, Abia State, while his hearttrob, Amarachi Nwokedi, is a native of Umunnebuogbu Okohia, Ihiala, Ihiala council area.
Speaking in an interview with the Anambra State Broadcasting Sevice, ABS, the groom recounted how he met his wife and how many discouraged him from marrying her.
“Today, I feel great walking down the aisle with my lovely wife. It was indeed ordained by God. By the grace of God I feel I have moved to the next level of life. I met my wife when I was a student. She was living close to my apartment and I was the one helping her. So from there, we fell in love and that’s what led to today’s occasion,” Thankgod narrated.
“There were many challenges, but with God on our side we have been scaling through. Though my wife is blind, she’s doing well. It is a thing of joy to be with her. When I said I want to marry, many people were against me, but as a man I know what I want and I went for it.
“I realized that there is ability in disability, that a person is blind doesn’t mean he/she can’t go to school. My wife is a civil servant and works in the Ministry of Education. So I wish we will continue in the mutual understanding we have built, because understanding matters so much in any marriage”, said the groom.
On her part, the bride described the moment as the best time of her life since she was born.
“This is the best time of my life since I was born. Thanks be to God for achieving my dream. I was attracted to my husband because he is a God fearing person, nice and loving.”
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The brave move by the visually impaired couple has shown that truly “love is blind” they say.