- John Gitobu knew his wife Florence could not conceive but he stuck by her for 21 years
- His father urged him to leave his wife and find a lady who could give him children
- The Jua Cali artisan believed in God's goodness and knew his time to celebrate would come one day
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John Gitobu has stuck by his wife Florence through thick and thin even when she could not bear him any children.
The father of three, whose lightning suddenly struck thrice, said his father advised him to marry another woman and dump Florence due to her inability to conceive.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za, John remembered reminding his wife that his love was greater than any troubles they were facing.
Any time her mother-in-law insulted her and made her feel useless due to lacking kids, Florence would cry and run to John for consolation.
"I remember I always told her she was married to me and not my mother and it was about time she stopped thinking about the bitter things my mum said," the great husband said.
John further said his friends and family members mocked his better half time and again, telling him he was wasting his time with a childless woman. He was advised to dump Florence and seek happiness in a woman who was fertile.
As for the Jua Cali artisan's wife, she was always afraid that one day she would be replaced.
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"He used to tell me he was not going to leave me but I always feared that one day he would get another woman and marry her. I just relied on God for strength," the mother of three said.
John and his spouse welcomed their triplets after hoping and praying for 21 years. They had seen various doctors and even turned to traditional remedies to try trigger their reproductive systems.
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Through that whole time, the husband and wife leaned on each other for strength and one day, after two decades, God's answer was yes!
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