When I met Elizabeth Edwards at Blogher 2007 after her keynote, she touched me. She touched a lot of us. I remember thinking she had a lot to offer the world. And that she had probably offered the world a lot already and we’d never know the extent of it.
I wish I could recall my brief meeting with her afterward as well as Jen Lemen did, but it struck me no less profoundly. What I remember is that she was kind and gracious, even when I might have lingered around her a little too long.
In 2008 I wrote a silly post at Momocrats about political birth announcements. She left a comment. I thought it would be nice if it lived here too.
When I was pregnant with our first child, my sister was also pregnant. We told our parents at Christmas when we gave each other baby presents. My sister gave me one of the those stuffed animal mobiles, blue gingham elephants. Our 90 year old Southern grandmother took one look at the present and, without missing a beat, said, “You couldn’t find donkeys?” She may have too obsessed with politics as the earlier commenter said, but I sure miss her spirit.
I sure will miss Elizabeth’s spirit.