Elizabeth Edwards wrote, "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."
Ms. Edwards resilience didn't simply ignite with her cancer diagnosis. She faced numerous trials and tribulations during her life -- the death of her son Wade, the harsh scrutiny of the political spotlight, a deceptive spouse -- and did so with strength, courage, and admirable grace. Her Facebook postings the past few weeks shed insight into her resilient spirit.
"The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered," she wrote. "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."
Thank you, Elizabeth... rest, now, in peace.
Live a flourishing life...
Elizabeth Edwards passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2010. She was 61 years old.