Good day ma,
Please post and keep anonymous. Also let me know when you post it so I can read comments. Yesterday’s story moved me (click here if you missed yesterday’s story) and I have a somewhat similar story to share.
I got married like a year and half ago. We dated and courted for almost three years. I never knew or saw anything like this before. The mother of my husband is not what I would call a bad mother but there is something that she does that I do not like.
Moving into my husband’s house,the first Friday of every month,my mother inlaw comes to sprinkle holy oil and holy water in our house. The first time she did it,I found out that she intends to continue doing so.
According to her,its for protection and success. For driving away bad spirits. I do not believe in this practice of holy water or holy oil. Our church does not use it.It makes the house look dirty and somehow even like a shrine.
I told my husband my feelings about this and he says there is nothing he can do about it. My husband believes in his mother’s prayers. That its her prayers that is making his business to prosper and survive.
It was a rude shock to me but in order not to be seen as a bad wife or unbeliever,I have endured this for the past one and half year of marriage. To be frank,my spirit does not agree with this at all. it annoys me that my mother in-law would come all the way every month to come to our house to do this.
Its my house too. I can pray. I am a Christian and I do not need anyone to come and drive spirits for me. But if I bring this up,my husband quarrels with me. So,I keep quiet,even though,am fuming.
Now,I have not been able to conceive since I got married. I am not that kind of person that read meaning into certain things but somehow,I feel …I cannot explain but in my heart..I know that my delay may be connected to what my husband’s mother comes to do every month in the name of driving spirits.
My women’s fellowship people have been praying and trusting God with me for me to conceive. Sometimes,we fast for women believing God for fruit of the womb. I know my case is a bit too early to worry but my marriage will clock 2 years in June this year. I have never missed my period for one day not to talk of miscarriage.
My husband and I have been to hospital and they saw nothing wrong with us. One of our women fellowship leader once asked me how is my relationship with my mother in law.
I said its fine. I did not mention that she sprays oil and water in my house to her. But the lady said,I she saw my mother in law angry with with when she was asking God to bless me with a child.
What that sister said,I kept to myself. I did not reveal to anyone. If I say that to my husband,he will not believe and that will lead to another quarrel. My mother in law is not wicked to me. The only thing I don’t like about her is that holy water and oil spraying. Now,this revelation has come. What do I do about it?
I sometimes I feel if I am able to stop the holy water and oil spraying,that I will conceive.What should I do about this…or is this me just being paranoid? please advise me.