It’s My Story: Hailey

This should have been the best time of her life. She was getting accustomed to motherhood and enjoying her 4-month old son. But a confession from her husband on March 1, 2011, broke her heart in two. He’d been unfaithful. Hailey writes:
The early days are numb to me, I really cannot remember much. I was lost and most importantly saddened that our 4 month old son would now not grow up having his mommy and daddy together.
She told me that she desperately wanted to leave and just escape the pain. But in the midst of that turmoil, she cried out to God. He spoke and she listened. God wanted her to just “be” and not make any moves. Within a week, Hailey and her husband met with my husband, Chris. When they made the appointment, they didn’t know what Chris and I had endured. Chris shared our story with them and Hailey shares how she felt when he did:
We did not know your journey until we talked with him and that was the first time I felt a glimmer of hope. Pastor Chris told us that we were one of the many couples he has sat down with and one of the few couples that seemed willing to fight for our marriage.
Hailey and her husband have begun the healing journey. They are just in the beginning of it, but thankfully, by the power of our Great God, they have found their “new normal”. Listen as Hailey shares some of the progress they’ve made:
My journey has just begun but I can tell you I have hope in knowing that my marriage is slowly becoming better than before. God can make all things new. My husband is also in a life group now and we are becoming close friends and partners again. Our communication is better than before and our son brings so much happiness to our lives and marriage. 
Our God is a Redeemer. He loves putting broken things back together again. I know Hailey would love to have your prayers for her family and any godly, encouraging words you may want to give her. If you want to connect with Hailey, let me know in the comments below.

10 thoughts on “It’s My Story: Hailey

  1. Sweet Hailey,
    You have chosen the hard way but will be better for it. As a fellow sojourner on this road, I can attest that God is faithful and can do what you have asked of Him. Know that you are loved and prayed for!
    Hugs,
    Nikki

  2. Hailey, you and your family are in my prayers. I’m so thankful that both you and your husband are willing to work through this with the Lord’s help. My prayer for you is for a closer, more loving relationship with Christ at the center of your lives. As I once heard someone say, “…you are not a fool to stay and be a part of the redemptive work in a man’s life.” Those words were a comfort to me when I didn’t know what to do.” I believe that you will never regret choosing to stay.

    God bless,
    Terri

  3. Hailey, A beautiful beginning to a new story for your husband, child, and you. Thank you for sharing your story of hope. There is hope for all of us!
    I praise God with you and pray for your family as He draws you nearer to Him!

    Ephesians 5 “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God…..Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    I Thesallonians 5:16 “Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
    I would love to encourage and pray and hear more about your journey.

  4. Hailey,

    As a fellow traveler on this painful path of infidelity, I want to encourage you to keep pressing on. It will not always hurt as bad as it does today. You are living the gospel–your son will always be grateful to grow up in a home with both parents and God will still write a beautiful love story for you and your husband.

    A friend encouraged me with this verse a few weeks into my recovery: “Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.” –James 5:20

  5. Hailey, you are a very brave woman. When we obey God we are blessed beyond belief and you will surely be. Although it wasn’t YOUR sin that almost broke your marriage, you still chose to obey God by staying with your husband. Good for you for choosing the right thing. Your son is so blessed to have 2 parents so willing to put each other first. You will be in our prayers. Cling tight to Him while you heal.

  6. Hailey,

    I have been in your shoes. My story is not one that has a happy ending, but I can lay my head down at night and know that I did all I could do to keep my marriage and family intact. God will lead you, you just have to be willing to follow.

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