Although Babara and Watsemwa have been friends since high school, they believe that their marriage is working because they put God first in everything. Babara believes that a man who does not know how to pray should learn before getting married since it is a man’s responsibility to pray for his family.
“When you meet us, you may think we are not married. We are best friends and have been since high school to the extent that many people think we are brother and sister,” says 32-year-old Jonathan Babara.
Babara, a bachelors degree holder in Social Sciences from Kyambogo University, gospel artiste and entrepreneur says as a couple, they do not take many things too seriously and have a habit of laughing at their mistakes most of the time.
“My husband is the kind of man you will find in the kitchen, feeding our children while I cook, which gives us time to talk about the day. He has no problem helping me with house chores whenever he has the time,” says 28-year-old Caroline Watsemwa.
Saved by friendship
The couple emphasise the importance of marrying a friend since, they say, this has enabled them to overcome many storms that would have otherwise destroyed their marriage.
A member of Watsemwa’s family needed to sell his trees that covered a 40-acre piece of land and Babara was given the responsibility with a specific amount of money expected.
“As I hunted for buyers, I realised that cutting the trees and selling timber itself gave us a better deal and a window to make some extra cash. I looked for the capital to start cutting the trees and money started coming in. I would bank accordingly and remain with the profit. When the gentleman, who knew all this, came on ground and saw that this was working, he turned against me saying this was not what he had told me to do,” recalls Babara.
“My wife who knew the story from the start went to her family and engaged them over the details of the matter and it was clear who was wrong. Everyone said ‘if he had that plan of cutting from the start, where is the evidence of payment made?’ He could not produce it and this is what saved me,” Babara adds. Click to read more…