Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Elizabeth Edwards Has Died Of Cancer

Just Monday, we learned that Elizabeth's cancer had returned, and doctors had recommended ceasing treatment. I admired Elizabeth so much. She grew up a Navy brat, went on to become an attorney, an author, a mother, and an activist (her politics were more in line with my own). The main reason I gave her husband a thought was because of her. I thought if she was married to him, that maybe he was an okay guy. Well, we all know how things turned out with John. But it was really Elizabeth who drew me for all of the reasons I mentioned (and to read a good review of her life, this Raleigh News and Observer story is good).

Still, she was the picture of courage and grace, whether through the tragic loss of her child, to her publicized battle with breast cancer, or the publicized tabloid story involving her husband and his mistress. Through it all, she carried herself with dignity. Rather than becoming bitter at the hand life dealt her, her response was to be kind, compassionate, and dedicated to making the lives of others better, especially in terms of the effects of cancer on others. (September 18, 2008 - Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America)

My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, particularly her children. Elizabeth Edwards was a remarkable woman. She will be missed.


janiscortese said...

One more in a long line of women who should have been the elected officials in their families instead of the chumps they married.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Amen to that, janis...