A mere 24 hours after her family announced that Elizabeth Edwards was resting comfortably at home, after doctors had told her that her cancer had spread to her liver, after she posted a poignant “goodbye” to her friends on her Facebook, she passed away. All reports have indicated that her family, including her daughters and her son, her siblings, nieces, nephews, and her estranged husband, former Senator John Edwards, were with her.
A woman of strength and courage, Elizabeth Edwards said that she was using these past few years to prepare her two younger children for the road that lies ahead. She wanted to be an example for them, as indicated by the name of her second book, Resillience.
Elizabeth Edwards’ message:
“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.”