19 years ago an American woman, named Crystal Owonubi, made a decision that went a long way in altering her life. She met and fell in love with a Nigerian man whom she chose above every other thing, including her family.
As a result, Crystal was disowned by her father. She kept praying and hoping that one day her father would have a change of heart and take her back as his daughter.
Crystal and her husband had been together for four years before getting married. Her husband had been deported back to Nigeria when their daughter was just 5 years old, leaving her to decide if she was going to stay back in the U.S or follow him.
She later decided to move to Nigeria to be with her husband and for about 8 years, the couple lived in Jos during which time she became a Christian before relocating back to the United States, where she currently lives with her husband and three children.
However, Crystal Owonubi is now completely happy as she took to her Facebook page yesterday to share the news that her father has finally had a change of heart and eventually met her Nigerian husband after 15 years of marriage.
She shared photos of herself flanked by father and husband and wrote:
Happy Father’s Day! Today was a record breaking best father’s day ever! God answered my prayers, he heard my cry! My husband and my father on each side of me. They finally met each other after 19 years!
In a post she shared last month, Crystal said her father accepted her children last year, 2015.
“So I called my Dad today to see how he is doing and to ask him a very important question that I have been wanting to ask for a long time!
You all know that last November he recently had a change of heart and accepted my children!! My children and I visited him and they stepped foot in his home for the first time, while I visited his home after 18 years or so. And my husband spoke to my father on the phone for the first time ever!!
I have been talking to him about us visiting this summer and he is looking forward to our visit again. But, I wanted to know if my father is truly ready to meet my husband of 15 years. I didn’t want us to just show up.
I needed to know that it is okay with him. So, I asked him. And guess what he said!!!! YES!!! Praise the Lord! Here comes the best summer of my life!!!”
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