As most of you know by now, Elizabeth Edwards passed away after a long battle with cancer.
Elizabeth Edwards 61, wife of John Edwards, the former presidential candidate, was also a best selling author, attorney and a health care advocate. She is the mother of Cate, Jack and Emma Claire.
A few photos of the quiet, sophisticated beauty of Ms. Edwards:
Knowing her final hours were imminent, Elizabeth Edwards posted this reflection on her Facebook page:
“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.”
— Elizabeth Edwards, Dec. 6, 2010