My heart breaks for this family. The pain must be almost unbearable to deal with privately, much less publicly.
I read the statement of his wife here, and am almost speechless with the grace in which she is showing. It gives me hope to see that there are some leaders of this country who actually live what they say they believe.
Jenny Sanford, I'm praying for you as you choose to remain committed to your family, and take the road less traveled. I believe you already have the wisdom of Solomon, the strength and patience of Job and the grace of God that you are seeking. His grace will carry you through. This less traveled road will not be easy, and I'm sure you have many many potholes to hit in the next few months. Forgiveness is a miraculous thing, though. My prayers will be with you.
Thank you for exemplifying - through your life - the sanctity, dignity, and importance of marriage. You are showing what REAL love is.
I salute you.