Governor Udom Emmanuel has said that understanding the role of a wife as a helper in marriage accounts for a harmonious relationship and success of every couple.
A woman who neglects her primary role of being a helpmate to the husband, can never be appreciated and celebrated.
Governor Emmanuel made these known, Sunday evening, at the 50th birthday celebration of Mrs. Anne Enoidem, wife of Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and National Coordinator of Maintain Peace Movement (MPM), at their Shelter Afrique residence in Uyo.
The governor who acknowledged God’s faithfulness in the family of Barr. and Mrs. Enoidem, noted that for a couple to succeed the wife must understand her role as a supportive partner who will complement her husband in order to achieve fulfilment.
Describing Mrs. Anne Enoidem as a virtuous woman and a dependable partner, the governor pointed out that Mrs. Enoidem has been a stabilizer in her marriage especially the support she has given her husband through thick and thin.
“I want to appreciate all those who turned up for this event and also thank Mrs. Enoidem, I have listened so well, if a woman is not a good woman, the husband won’t call us to gather no matter what.
“For him to call us it means that she has been a good woman and I pray that she will continue to be a good woman.
“If you are a man and you must have someone who can pull the back of your shirt when you are in trouble, there must be somebody to pull the back of your shirt without attracting any legal consequence. At times as a man you can overreact, and that person must be there to pull you back.
“If you see a couple succeeding it means a woman also understands her role, a lot of women don’t know that you are first a helper before a wife, God first of all made for a man a helper before she became a wife as recorded in the Bible.
“What will make a good wife like this for us to celebrate is for that wife to know that it is not every aspect in a man’s life that he needs help, so don’t help him when he does not need help because that is where there is always a problem help him at the point he needs help”.
In his remarks, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, described his wife Anne Enoidem as a major inspiration, source of joy, adviser and a dependable woman he married in 1994.
Barr. Enoidem thanked Governor Udom Emmanuel and his wife Mrs. Martha Emmanuel for joining them in their celebration, pledging to continue to support and identify with the governor in his succession plan.
Celebrating her golden age, Mrs. Anne Enoidem, thanked God for sustaining her family through 23 years of marriage and her 50th birthday in good health.
“I want to thank God for my life, like I wrote earlier God parts the sea that I might walk in it, what I meant there is, upon what we have been through especially when issues of life seem like swallowing us up God, parts the sea and we pass through it.
“I have come to say God thank you for keeping me and my family, my husband, my lovely children”.
High point of the event was cutting of the 50th Birthday cake which was anchored, by Member Representing Abak/Etim Ekpo/Ika, in the House of Representatives Mr. Aniekan Umanah, followed by presentation of gifts to the celebrator by friends of the celebrator under the aegis of Sisters for Life, while the celebrator and husband led dignitaries to the dance floor.