Elizabeth Edwards: I won’t forget about you any time soon

When things got nasty between Elizabeth and the polished and pathetic John Edwards, the spin scavengers did their best to be as salacious as usual.  

And what’s the worst thing that emerged about Elizabeth Edwards?—-that she was driven, controlling, domineering, and prone to ruthless decision-making when it came to her husband’s campaign.

But anyone who’s spent any time at all listening to or reading about this woman probably either figures differently or says so freaking what?

I find it impossible not to admire her. The fact that she’s so damn smart doesn’t hurt either.

To lose a teenage son, then have more children (the last one in her early fifties) and devote herself to her husband’s political career the way she did and still be gracious and grateful to the end, well—that’s really something, as they say. 

Here’s her statement today on her discovery that cancer is now in the liver and there will be no more treatment.

Politico relays the following message, which Edwards posted to Facebook on Monday:

You all know that 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. 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. It isn’t possible to put into words the love and gratitude I feel towards everyone who has and continues to support and inspire me every day. To you I simply say: you know.



Rest in peace,  fine lady.


One Response to “Elizabeth Edwards: I won’t forget about you any time soon”

  1. Audrey Byrd Says:

    Just have to say I agree with you Annie. Thank you.

    P.S You’ve not indicated that received my piece on memories?
    Did you know Lally well? Just curious. A

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