By Edgar R. Batte
She met him at St Francis Hospital, Nsambya on March 8, 2012. Taddeo Rusoke had gone to visit a sick friend whom Patience Birungi was treating at the time. As Tadeo was leaving the hospital, he asked for Patience’s contact in order to get updates about his friend.
Likewise, Patience was smitten by the handsome man who intently listened to her updates as he asked about his friend.
Never taking his eyes off the beautiful nurse, Rusoke was definitely smitten. “I think it was love at first sight. Later, I realised Patience was a caring and supportive person, one who would take care of the home even while I was away,” he reminisces about that moment when he fell head over heels over the woman he determinedly pursued to make his wife.
She continues to practice as a nursing officer while Rusoke is now an academic doctor, and a senior lecturer of conservation studies at Nkumba University on Entebbe Road.
He confessed his attraction to her and when she responded in the affirmative, it was greenlight for him to kick-start plans date her. “Taddeo was very determined, truthful and would extend a helping hand to the family. When he came into my life, I felt complete,” an elated Patience recalls.
Rusoke was encouraged by her support and care which warmed his heart in a convincing way that changed their relationship from mere acquaintances to friends because as they discovered, each of them had developed feelings for the other.
She was proud of having him in her life so much that she would introduce him to her friends every time they met. He did the same and went on to introduce her to his parents.
On the first date, Taddeo took her to the Zoo where they had a good time together. It was an amazing time for Patience since it was her first time at The Uganda Wildlife Education and Conservation Centre. Click to read more…