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.
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.