Her friends and family had warned her against dating a ‘handsome star’. Innocent Nabasa was told men like Moses Bismac Amumpaire do not commit, so she took it slow until he proved otherwise.
Innocent met Bismac at a time when she had shelved the idea of dating. She had gone through heartbreak and her trust in men had waned. She was in her final semester at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).
Innocent had tried love and had been in three relationships; one lasted weeks, another three months, and the last one a year. “I was always the one pushing; I would fall in love with men who did all they could to make you fall in love and just as the relationship is starting, they give up,” she says.
However, Bismac proved her wrong. He spent time with her, created memories with her, and always cared to know what time she slept or woke up or if she had had a meal, among other kind gestures.
“Although he was not financially stable, he always shared the little he had with me. This made me realise that love is more than saying, ‘I am dating so and so’… love is about care and commitment to see your spouse better. From day one, he has purposed to see me succeed physically, emotionally, mentally, and financially,” she recounts.
Innocent is a journalist working with POATV Uganda, which she co-founded. She is also operations manager at Chocolate Safaris and founder of Uganda Vegan network. Click to read more…