I was saddened today to hear the news that Elizabeth Edwards passed away after her long battle with cancer.
Let's face it, cancer sucks. I've seen it take the lives of people in my own life.
For me, this has nothing to do with politics. She had to bury her young son, go through a public, humiliating cheating scandal with her estranged husband and she kept her grace and composure through it all.
She has three surviving children who are now without a mom and two of them are very young.
I also lost someone very close to me around the holidays a few years ago and even though no time is easy, for me the holidays were harder - because this time of year is so much about gathering with family and friends.
As I type this I am reminded of how thankful I am for my health and the health of my family, life really is a fragile gift.