12.08.2010

Elizabeth Edwards, 1949-2010

Her legacy, in her own words:

"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."

3 comments:

tnlib said...

She was a remarkable lady - smart, gracious, noble, classy.

Ahab said...

My deepest condolances to her family and friends.

Tiny said...

Tiny agrees Elizabeth was a remarkable lady. She sholdiered on during her health challenges and went to great lengths to prepare her children for her physical departure from them. My prayers and sympathy go out to her family and friends.