Adellah and David dated for eight years. However, even without a proposal or promise of marriage, through his daily affirmations, Adellah knew that David would eventually marry her. Her patience finally paid off when David proposed on December 11, 2022. The couple share their journey with Rajab Mukombozi.
Last year on Dec 11, under the guise of attending a dinner party organised by a non-governmental organisation based in Mbarara City, Adellah Orishaba was lured to a surprise marriage proposal.
“My sister and friends asked me to accompany them to dinner and I accepted. On the day, I went to the salon, did some makeup and dressed elegantly ready for the dinner. I even informed my boyfriend that I would be returning home late that day,” says Adellah.
However, on arrival at the site of the dinner, Adellah says, she noticed that she knew everyone there including her boyfriend.
“I was surprised by family and friends all ready to go on this next phase of our relationship with us. Before I could come to terms with what was happening, my boyfriend of eight years got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife,” Adellah says, adding that although it had taken a long time for him to commit, the wait was worth it.
According to Adellah, she was never worried that David Ssali would leave her. Their love had become stronger through shared experiences spanning eight years.
“I had experienced nothing but love, patience and commitment from him. Every day he would confirm his commitment to marry me not only through words but actions as well. Because of this, I remained patient knowing that David was the one,” she says.
Adellah says because they had dated for a while, at some point, her parents worried that David was not serious since he had refused to commit. So, they kept hinting at a wedding and the news of their engagement and pending traditional marriage was met with jubilation.
“I introduced the love of my life to friends and family on Dec 17, 2022, at our family home in Bukinda, Rukiga District. Like many other parents, my parents were elated, welcomed us well and blessed our marriage,” Adellah says.
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