Earlier today I wrote: it appears that Elizabeth Edwards is on her final days.
And today was that final day. She was surrounded by family, friends, and her estranged husband with whom she had hoped to take a sentimental journey earlier this year. As news updates reminded us that her cancer had spread and she was putting things “in order” one of her goals was a visit to friends in Japan where she lived while growing up. That never took place.
This is the report from USA Today: Elizabeth Edwards died today after battling cancer.”The family issued a statement to the Associated Press.
“Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth’s presence but she remains the heart of this family,” the statement said. “We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life. On behalf of Elizabeth we want to express our gratitude to the thousands of kindred spirits who moved and inspired her along the way. Your support and prayers touched our entire family.” Elizabeth Edwards dies after battling cancer
The forgiveness factor:
She was so resilient and courageous and concerned about family that for the sake of family and a child who is half-sister to the Edwards’ children, Elizabeth Edwards met and embraced John’s baby Frances Quinn last year.
People on Today says, “The PEOPLE story describes a meeting between Elizabeth Edwards and 23-month-old Frances Quinn Hunter — the baby John fathered with Hunter — in a mediated visit at a North Carolina hotel.
“She gave it a lot of thought, wrapped up a bunch of Christmas presents, took them to the baby and was so pleased when Quinn made a beeline to the toy carriage and doll,” Anania told PEOPLE. “She even said to Quinn, ‘Go stand next to Daddy.’ And she took a picture.
“I don’t know how she could do that,” Anania added. “She just has a big heart.” Edwards calls separation ‘extraordinarily sad’ – TODAY People …
These are her words from her Facebook page.
“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.” A Look Into Elizabeth Edwards‘ Facebook Post on Her Worsening Cancer Condition
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