A Nigerian lady who was married off at 18 to a man older than her father and suffered all forms of abuse and was able to get her life back in order, has shared her amazing story with the world.
The woman and her hubby
A Nigerian lady identified as Mercy Makinde has taken to her Facebook page and shared her liberation story to inspire other women who might be going through something worse, as she opened up on the things that kept her weighed down when she was younger.
According to the beautiful woman who shared her thrilling story and to let people know what she went through to wear the crown that she is rocking now, she was given out in marriage to a man older than her father at the age of 18.
She suffered all forms of abuse for 11 horrifying years. Broken down and unable to understand why her life was like that, Makinde said she tried taking her own life about three times.
Here's how she narrated her story;
IF YOU DON'T KNOW MY STORY, YOU WON'T UNDERSTAND MY GLORY!!!
-Given out to a man older than my own father at age 18
-Abused Physically, Emotionally, Sexually, Verbally and Mentally for 11 years
-Attempted Suicide three times
-Lost my Self Esteem, Confidence and sense of being
-Was disconnected from family, friends, church and society at large
But God came through! Rescued me from the valley of shadow of death! .
-He gave me a second chance at life and marriage! .
-Blessed me with a man that loves and cherishes me. .
-He Restored all that I had lost over the years.
-Blessed me with two more children after it was said I will never have children again!
-He turned my Misery to a Ministry...my Mess to a Message!
On this day years ago, God compensated me for all the years of agony and pains and gave me Beauty for Ashes. I have plenty reasons to celebrate! .
#happyanniversarytous #Godofsecondchance #beautyforashes