Skip to comments.Taking Care (Elizabeth Edwards needs our prayers)
Posted on 08/08/2008 3:20:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm
Some months ago, while she was on tour, promoting her book, Saving Graces, I met and interviewed Elizabeth Edwards at a signing in New York City (see the interview below). At the time, John Edwards had not yet announced his 2008 presidential candidacy but the intention was in the air. As his wife spoke, her husband of 30 years watched her with pride and affection. They exchanged knowing looks and smiles. They conversed in the way of long time friends and lovers.
Yesterday, with her husband by her side, looking at her with pride and palpable affection, Elizabeth Edwards revealed with candor and grace that her breast cancer had recurred. Specifically, the cancer had traveled to her bone taking up residence on her right rib. Officially, Elizabeth Edwards now has Stage IV metastatic breast cancer which means her cancer is chronic, treatable but not curable. Shell need treatment of one kind or another for the rest of her life.
While I differ with you ideologically there are somethings that should transcend politics. I just wanted you to know that I have you and your family in my prayers and that I wish you the strength to get through these trying times.
I wish I could say I'm sorry for your husband but I can not understand what he did but I pray that you do not let this weaken your spirits. Cancer is bad enough by itself. My sister died from cancer when she was 21 shortly after having my nephew so I know a little bit about cancer and how stress only makes things worse.
That said, I wish you and your children well. There is nothing a man can do to make up for this kind of betrayal but you can do yourself and your children well by continuing to focus on your blessings and keeping your strength up. We can not let the value of our lives be measured by those who hurt us.
The other, also well-intended, thread got pulled, but these sorts of sentiments are appreciated. Shows how much (better?) - at least compassionate - our side is than theirs.
A red-herring post.
Elizabeth Edwards knew of the affair and she kept the lie alive.
Perhaps you are a serious and worthwhile person. Obviously your husband is not, but that is is deal, not yours.
What’s a red herring? I’m hard of herring and don’t know. :O)
How do you know that? Is there some special LDS magic at work here?
Sorry, I’ll save my prayers, my time and breath for someone that really needs them. What is it with women that forgive cheating husbands? I don’t get it, hope I never have to find out.
God Bless those men and women that remain faithful to the person they married. THEY are the ones I’ll cherish and honor.
It’s apprently been reported that Edwards told his wife about the affair in 2006, after it ended. He’s run for office, with her at his side, since then, helping to promote his image as an all-American family man.
Family values is just another card to be played in politics, and there’s no litmus test to find out who really has them, but I’d say that conservative Republicans seem to have a better batting average. They have to, because the MSM keeps them under a microscope.
I really do feel sympathy for her. Edwards is scum for cheating on her but to cheat on your wife while she has cancer now that is pretty low. I felt the same thing about Gingrinch and his wife.
You are more charitable than I am.
This woman was willing to foist Mr. Two-Americas on this nation, knowing he was lying his rear end off.
And she was willing to milk the sympathy of the American public for her cancer, while insisting on campaigning for her lowlife husband, instead of using the time she has left to be with her young children and make memories with them.
Think of it—both of them actually thought it was more important to campaign for President, lying to us in the process and robbing their children of irreplaceable time with them before Elizabeth leaves this vale of tears.
Honestly, who does that? What American value is that?
It is absurd and horrible, and I have trouble ginning up enough sympathy for these two posers.
It's reported she knew of the affair.
And she denied knowing about it in interviews.
So, Elizabeth Edwards is a liar.
I will send her a letter. She is in need of support and love, and I know what it is like to find out that the one you love has betrayed you...
I will lift her up in prayer to God.
What a piece of work that man is to do something like this to them.
I apologize. I did not have all the facts. You did, and I feel foolish.
I don’t know how much better as far as personal lives but at least we have our arrows pointed in the right direction. Perfection isn’t what I’m interested in because that is something I can not deliver but I am interested in the truth and that is something that the left in America is sorely lacking. They may be well intentioned but they are at the same time wrong. I just felt that Elizabeth Edwards could use our prayers. Does she deserve them? That is not for me to answer because none are worthy of their own accord.
I was diagnosed with cancer six years ago. That diagnosis was accompanied by major surgery and chemotherapy and all the negatives that went with that. Ergo, I pray for ALL cancer victims, even the fat drunken blob from Massachusetts. I sense first hand the whole experience.
In the case of Ms. Edwards, lets put it in perspective. When you put the cancer to one side, she both condescended and disdained the vast majority of those who populate FR.
So, while I will always take the approach of the evangelist, John, in dealing with humans, I will not take this approach as a simpleton and believe Elizabeth Edwards gives a tinkers darn about sympathy or empathy from conservatives.
No thanks. I was never taken with Elizabeth Edwards. Besides, she considers herself a political player. From all accounts, she knew about her husbands affair.
I'm getting tired of watching Republicans take the heat from the liberal establishment, while Democrats be given a complete pass.
This isn’t about forgiving cheating husbands though I think forgiveness is a good thing regardless. People who dine on hurt and bitterness soon find nothing left in their hearts. Edwards is toast as VP and his political career is probably gone. Is there anything lower than cheating on your wife who has cancer? I don’t know if she was covering for him or not. Maybe she didn’t care. I just felt the need to offer a prayer for her and I did. The stress from this could kill her and if may have been part of the reason why she had a relapse. I don’t know.