Elizabeth Edwards died today at her home in North Carolina; she was 61.
It was just a few days ago when doctor told her continuing treatment would be fruitless. Local reports state that Elizabeth spent her last days surrounded by friends and family, including ex-husband John Edwards.
My thoughts and payers are with Elizabeth’s family. She is in a better place – far away from pain and sadness.
Yesterday Elizabeth Edwards posted a message on her Facebook page through which her strength shines. There’s a sense of calm in her message, as though she new it truly was the end.
“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.”
Elizabeth Edwards went to hell and back during the last few years of her life. I hope she will rest in peace now.
May she rest in peace.
She handled betrayal and humiliation with such grace and dignity. Definitely a woman to emulate.
May the angels cradle her young children and loved ones in their arms.