I first became a fan of Elizabeth Edwards through following her husband's political career. And although I wasn't a staunch supporter of his...or any other politcal figure for that matter...I did agree with him on most issues.
Then I read Elizabeth's book and did become a staunch supporter of hers, both as a human being and a mother. And when I heard she passed today, I felt bad...for Elizabeth and her children. She was bright, couragous, and never stopped fighting for her family. She was a woman who deserved all the respect we can give her, considering how hard she battled cancer and for things I won't mention in this post.
My heart goes out to Elizabeth's family and good friends.