“The best possible thing you can get out of a relationship or marriage is that you’re with someone who encourages you to be the best version of yourself every day.” ~Nishan Panwar
A supportive partner is on your side no matter what go, ready to war with you and take the gift of life, regardless of the obstacles. She is a fighter and a loyal friend, against all odds.
Now imagine, a man, who has a good reputation, is respected, and holds a place of authority … What kind of woman would he want to be known as his wife?
Wives are called to be a helpmate, and this call to companionship is of extreme importance. A helpmate is a team player in the marriage, and a helpmate understands that each partner in the holy union must give all of themselves to further the relationship. It’s not a 50/50 kind of deal, but more like a 100/100.
A helpmate understands that somedays their partner may not be at their best, but it is in these instances that a true companion steps in to pick up the slack.
A helpmate is that unconditional loving partner who takes her eyes off herself and focuses them on her spouse. It’s easy as a human to think “me, me, me,” but to love like Jesus you take your eyes off simply what you’re getting out of the relationship. Instead you focus on what you may give to it.
I know that you might be wondering where these write up is heading to, so let me take you out of the misery. The woman I am referring to is none other than Mrs. Emily Elisha Ishaku, the wife to Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo.
She might be popular in her own little way but trust me, she is not impetuous, scatterbrained, or unpredictable. Rather, she is a trustworthy companion to the young Senator.
Her noteworthy character has made her distinguished herself among her peers, she has supported her husband through thick and thin; in fact even to his lowest ebb.
This is the kind of woman every man hopes to spend the rest of his life with, a bridge builder, respectful and down to earth individual.
Do you remember the scandal he faced months after becoming a Senator? Emily has been the backbone of his comeback, she supported him in all ramifications during the trail.
Isn’t these the kind of woman you are wishing for? Someone who will stand by you even when the world is against you.
That single act, made her an envy to a lot of people. They praised her courage and doggedness for giving her husband the emotional support which enabled him overcome the trails.
It is said that when two people are married, they tend to adopt the traits of their partners.
It is no longer hidden that Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo is a great humanitarian, he is so obsessed with helping people, most especially the poor and the vulnerable in the community.
Against this back drop, Emily decided to embark on numerous humanitarian visits to prisons as well as hospitals.
She visited both the prisons and hospitals in Mubi the hometown of her husband, these two places are were you will find people irrespective of tribe, religion or party affiliations.
She was at Mubi General Hospital and Al-Ummah Hospital Mubi where she interacted with patients in celebration of Christmas.
She didn’t just interact with them, she offset bills of some of the patients who were unable to pay for their medical bills.
Not only that, she also visited the Mubi Prison twice, during Christmas and New Year celebrations where she donated foodstuffs to the inmates in festive celebrations.
Have it in mind that there is no office of the wife of the Senator, she is just passionate about helping people; just like her husband Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial Zone in the red chamber.
A good wife is Royal in Heart. She is a crown to her husband, and pride to the home where she was raised. She is called a W.I.F.E because she is a Woman In Full Effect.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
Woman was not made out of man’s feet to be below him, nor was she made from his head, to be above him, but she was made from his rib, to be beside him.
And she has been on his side in good and in bad times, Emily is a role model to a lot of ladies and men alike.