Tuesday, December 07, 2010

In Memoriam - Elizabeth Edwards

I had the good fortune not only to meet Elizabeth Edwards during the last presidential campaign, but to speak with her for a few minutes as well. I found her to be a warm, yet fierce, woman. She was determined about what she wanted for this country, and absolute in her desire to keep working toward that goal. I said to her at the time: "I wish you were the Edwards running for president" -- and I meant it!

Elizabeth Edwards has lost her battle with cancer, but she will not be forgotten.

An avid fan of new media, Elizabeth posted this to her Facebook page on Monday: “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.” She added: “The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered. We know that.”

Condolences to her family and close friends. And may you rest in peace, Elizabeth.


Fran said...

May she rest in peace, she was brilliant in my opinion. And she really cared about health care. Voices like hers were needed and were drowned out.

Very sad.

How lucky that you got to meet her. How lucky that she got to meet you!

BAC said...

Fran, you are so sweet. Just one of the reasons I love you.

Sue J said...

So sad. I always thought she had the brains and the integrity in that marriage. I would've voted -- and campaigned -- for her, too!

Thanks for posting that photo, too. Her spirit shines in it.