Tuesday, December 7, 2010

RIP Elizabeth Edwards

Apparently, when her publicist released the statement about the decision to stop chemotherapy, the situation was much more grave than they let on.  Elizabeth Edwards died today at the age of 61 after a 6 year battle with breast cancer.  Her family issued a statement about an hour ago:

Elizabeth Anania Edwards, mother, author, advocate died today at her home in Chapel Hill, surrounded by her family. Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains the heart of this family. 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.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wade Edwards Foundation which benefits the Wade Edwards Learning Lab at www.wade.org.


Elizabeth Anania Edwards
July 3, 1949 ~ December 7, 2010

Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.
Amen.
 
It's funny, I found myself awake at about 3:30 this morning, unable to get back to sleep.  I suppose I was worrying about all those things "cancer" related that I don't have control over.  As I was sitting at the kitchen table, correcting Amelia's math lesson, it occurred to me that I'm a big dummy!  Why in the world would I waste my time worrying about something that may or may not happen when I've been given the most PRECIOUS gift of being able to homeschool my kids and be with them more?  This is nonsense!  I'm not sure why I do this to myself.   Even after the epiphany at the kitchen table, the wind was still knocked out of me when I read the news of her death this evening.  All I could think about was that jerk rat fink good for nothing man person she was married to and how I'd like to crack him over the head with a baseball bat right about now!    Well, I guess it beats the pity party I was having last night!

1 comment:

Frizzy and Bird said...

It's things like this that really put our own lives and worries into perspective.

May she rest in peace.