There’s sad news to report today, Elizabeth Edwards lost her six-year battle with breast cancer at age sixty-one earlier today at her home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was surrounded by her family, including her estranged husband John Edwards (who basically put her through hell with his affair with Rielle Hunter) I always admired her strength and resilience, she was a kind and strong woman who deserved a lot better. I pray that she’s finally at peace, I know her presence and beautiful spirit will be sorely missed by all.
You all know that I have been sustained throughout my life by three saving graces – my family, my friends, and a faith in the power of resilience and hope. These graces have carried me through difficult times and they have brought more joy to the good times than I ever could have imagined. The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that. And, yes, there are certainly times when we aren’t able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It’s called being human.
But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful. It isn’t possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel to everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day. To you I simply say: you know. – Elizabeth Edwards