Elizabeth Edwards , A Lady Full of Grace


My prayers and deepest sympathy go out today to the family and friends of Elizabeth Edwards.  She was full of grace during her battle with cancer, and I admire and respect her with all that I am as a woman, and as a mother.  She inspired me to be an honest and open writer, to have no fear in the words I choose, and that no matter what I face in my life, my greatest joy and everlasting legacy will be that of a mother.

Her children lost her too soon, but what a blessing for them to have been able to say goodbye, and have no doubt or questions about how much she loved them.  Rest in peace Elizabeth.  We shall embrace and love your children, and keep them in our prayers.  I know you are with your beloved son Wade, watching over your children, and carrying them with you always.  You were a lady, a hero and a master, at keeping the faith.

Elizabeth’s family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wade Edwards Foundation at www.wade.org.

Full of Grace

By Sarah McLachlan

The winter here’s cold, and bitter

It’s chilled us to the bone

We haven’t seen the sun for weeks

To long too far from home

I feel just like I’m sinking

And I claw for solid ground

I’m pulled down by the undertow

I never thought I could feel so low

Oh darkness I feel like letting go

If all of the strength and all of the courage

Come and lift me from this place

I know I could love you much better than this

Full of grace

Full of grace

My love

So it’s better this way, I said

Having seen this place before

Where everything we said and did

Hurts us all the more

Its just that we stayed, too long

In the same old sickly skin

I’m pulled down by the undertow

I never thought I could feel so low

Oh darkness I feel like letting go

If all of the strength

And all of the courage

Come and lift me from this place

I know I could love you much better than this

Full of grace

Full of grace

My love