Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rest in Peace Elizabeth Edwards

When I arrived home from work today and turned on the news, I was greeted with the news that Elizabeth Edwards had died. Immediately my eyes filled with tears.  I wasn't expecting them. After all, I did not know her personally. She wasn't family. And yet, I felt so deeply saddened and humbled by her death. Sometimes things just hit us in ways we don't expect.  

She suffered so much pain in her life. Not everyone gets hit like that. One thing after the other. First her teenage son died. Then her stage 3 breast cancer diagnosis. And finally, being left alone to deal with all this pain by a cheating spouse. How much can one person take? If it were me, I don't know that I would have ever gotten past the first tragedy. The death of a child. How does one go on from that? But she did. And with grace. She was a fighter to the end and a real role model for all women today, young and old.

We lost an important person today.

Rest in Peace Elizabeth Edwards.

6 comments:

dejablu503 said...

Yes we did, and I wish the media would stop describing her as a woman who endured a cheating husband. She was more than that. She endured cancer, she did not endure John, she threw him out.

maccandace said...

I agree, it's very sad. She was a remarkable person.

Robbie said...

It was/is so, so sad! i told my hubby for some reason her death hit me hard. So sad.....she was a special woman.

montucky said...

I too was saddened to hear of her death. I knew little about her but sensed that she was quite a woman.

beadbabe49 said...

I've felt a special connection with her since reading that her breast cancer had also metastasized to the bones....and after reading her two memoirs, I was very impressed by her grace under tremendous pressure!

zendegy said...

she was all that and way too good for the man she'd chosen to spend her life with. that saddens me terribly. it breaks my heart when people are treated so by those who should love and cherish them...