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 was a woman of simple acts, enormous heart and an amazing intellect. She stood up to everything life handed her and still managed to make room to help others. There are no words to express the sense of loss I have as a woman, a parent and a citizen. She never gave up. Never.
Her final words were a testimony to her tenacity and heart. It was something she lived every single day. During the 2008 campaign when the MOMocrats had an opportunity to meet with her, she said this:
It's not about the guy, it's about the vision. If that's the vision you want, you have to go out and do something. You cannot sit on your hands and expect the change to happen.
Words to live by. In her memory, let's go out and do something. Let her inspire you to make change as a living memorial to her passion for us all.