It’s My Story: Michelle

Michelle’s husband left her for another woman in January of 2010. She found out about his affair that lasted throughout her entire pregnancy. She’s now divorced from him and raising their child while he is still with his girlfriend. Hear some from her heart:
I have been through many, many seasons over the last year and a half or so, and have never felt happier, or more full of peace, as to where God has carried me today. I’ve started on a manuscript just for my own purposes, to document my journey and my heart’s growth- and how God has molded me. There is so much healing through Christ to be had, if women can grasp that as real truth.
Michelle’s marriage ended because her husband wasn’t willing to do whatever it takes. I’m sure she would have preferred a different outcome. I love how she never blamed God for any of this but instead chose to run into His very capable arms for comfort and peace. And boy did He deliver. She is in a great place now but make no mistake about it, there are still consequences she has to face due to her husband’s poor choices. Please pray for her situation and feel free to offer some godly insight to her. If you’d like to connect with Michelle, please let me know in the comments below. Michelle is living proof that God can indeed bring good from the bad.

11 thoughts on “It’s My Story: Michelle

  1. Michelle, May you continue to stay open to all that God has for you. I understand how difficult it is to raise your child/children in a home different than the one you may have dreamed of…but a home filled with the love of Jesus and a parent dependent on Him is the best ever. May you continue to grow in His Reality and stay focused on all that He has for you. He truly will provide for all things that your precious family will need. He is faithful when others are not. He can be counted on. May you discover all that He is!

  2. Michelle, you story touched my heart so much this morning, even though this is the toughest thing you may ever endure I cannot believe how you are handling it, journalling what has happened and what God is doing in your life is good it gets out the stresses.
    ” Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength;
    They will mount up wings like eagles,
    They will run and not get tired,
    They will walk and not become weary. Isaiah 40:31

    This is one of my favorite verses. I am praying for you Michelle that God continues to walk with you and your child and that He shows you your purpose in your life. I know your story will be such a blessings to others as well and hope, encouragement and healing will come from all of this. 🙂

  3. Oh, sweet Michelle,

    My heart breaks for you. Knowing how painful betrayal is I can only imagine your devastation during what should have been such a happy season of life. You are such a strong and courageous woman. I just stopped and prayed these verses over you: “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way; say to those wih fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, He will come wih vengeance; with divine retribution He will come to save you.” –Isaiah 35:3-4

  4. I love that you started a manuscript! It is such a good way to look back and see how God is always there!
    I am sorry to hear your husband chose to stay with his girlfriend.
    However, I am happy that God has brought you to a place only His love can bring us! Praise God. Your story brings hope to me that no matter what happens with my husband God has a plan. Thank you for sharing your story!
    “O give thanks to the Lord, call on His name; make known His doings among the peoples!” 1 Chronicles 16: 8

  5. I can’t imagine what that is like, but I do have bit of clue. My husband “tried” to have an affair exactly one month after our second child was born. She was a very cranky baby and I had a hard time dealing with her. It was my worst parenting moments. Right before I gave birth my 15 mth old daughter and I had chicken pox really bad. So for a few months when I was at my worst, hubby decides that I’m being disrespectful and tries to have an affair. He supposedly didn’t but not by his own choice. Years later he had an affair with our new nanny who was hired so I could spend more time involved in our business. Mine chose to stay after being confronted about the 3 month long affair, but the ‘almost affair’ hurts more because I feel I was most vulnerable at that time. I’m so sorry you’ve experienced this pain and I’m sure you’ve already figured out that life still goes on. Just remember that others are thinking of you and praying for you, like I am, that you can make it through the tough times.

  6. Michelle, I have had a similar experience with my spouse. It sounds like you have a very spiritually mature grasp on how to handle all off this. I would love to be a support for you if you are looking for that.

  7. Michelle, I was browsing on-line for broken marriage sites and found this one. Of course the first story I clicked on was yours as we share the same name and we both have a broken marriage. I am sure the journey you have been on has been painful just as mine was. But thank God we have found peace and rest in His Loving Arms!! I would like to introduce you to another site on broken marriages if you feel lead by the Lord to do so. I was introduced to this site not by chance but by divine appointment. It is (Restore Ministries International Encouraging Women)

  8. Michelle,
    My husband also left me for another woman after 16 years of marriage.We did not have any children but hadd been trying to conceive the last year of our marriage. I was also willing to do anything to save my marriage but he would not even try. He is still with her and living a life of a 20 something year old; clubs, parties, drinking. I also turned to God and have found healing and comfort through him. I pray everyday not that God restores my husband’s relationship with me but his relationship with God. I also found a great resource through my church which offers DivorceCare classes. I would recommend these to anyone who has access to them. I will pray for your continued journey.

  9. Michelle, my husband and I just celebrated our 25th anniversary in Sept. Yet it was difficult for me to celebrate without feeling painful and sad caused by my husband’s infidelity. The D-Day was Mar last year, I was completely devastated when he told me his secret life, which had lasted for more than 10 years. After his confession, I was scared and also felt so stupid why I didn’t notice at all. Yet God is gracious, I have learnt how to trust me and He is walking side by side on the road of recovery. I kept reading and praying, and, in the course of it, I found this website for spouses who are in your situation,, I hope you can find comfort and encouragement from it.

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