By Rashim Nabanja
As much as we would like to live in a fair world, there are some situations that exist and end up throwing our hopes completely down the drain. People with disabilities may sometimes face hardship achieving what other people get easily, for example, finding jobs, being accepted in the community or even finding love.
However, with God’s grace, there is always a way through everything.
A group of five Somali couples, each having a blind partner got married on Thursday in a group ceremony in Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu.
The couples included four blind grooms and one blind bride.
Traditionally in Somalia, for a wedding to take place, it is usually the family members that help collect the money for funding it but in this case, private companies offered a helping hand and paid for the ceremony.
One of the brides identified as Samira told BBC that it was not easy for her to find a husband and she also had a hard time raising money for the ceremony.
She, however, advised people like her or with other disabilities not to give up when it comes to finding love.
Her husband Maslah Ali also pointed out to BBC some of the things that attracted him to his wife.
“I fell in love with my blind wife while teaching her. I believe that she was a hard-working student and one day she will be an amazing mother who will raise our children very well,” he shared.
We could all have different kinds of limitations but this beautiful story serves to remind us that our possibilities are limitless. Congratulations to the couples.