Tuesday, December 7, 2010
ELIZABETH EDWARDS, DIES BROKENHEARTED AND OF CANCER!
She was a typical southern loving wife, who adored to an almost worshipping state of her former husband of 31 years, former presidential aspirant and former Senator, John Edwards; until his lecherous ways took the light out of their blissful long marriage. John Edward disgracefully tried to deny an affair with a conniving marriage-wrecker mistress and video-grapher, Rielle Hunter, who was spread-eagling herself for the presidential aspirant while his ill-fated campaign for Democratic Party's presidential flag-bearer position lasted. Meanwhile this was as his loving wife was installmentally being wasted away by a debilitating terminal cancer of the breast which later metathesized; but she still stood by her man in defense of his honor and the marital vows of fidelity made to her?
An ever trusting wife, she strongly rose in defence of her husband believing they were so much invested in one another for him to do what was being alleged and emphatic that her 'Dear John' can do no wrong with her emotional well-being. Boy was she very much disappointed and totally devastated as the contriving John Edwards later swallowed his vomit and finally admitted to the alleged affair with his campaign video-grapher; admitting to a bamboozled world and dumbfounded Elizabeth that he had been guilty of marital infidelity and taken several chunks of the home-wrecker's forbidden apple. To say that the heart-wrenching news of her philandering husband did not help her with her battle with cancer is to say the least, both gratuitous and repetitious. She was completely gutted from the inside out and the cancer which she has been battling gallantly for several years started gaining an upper hand; and her effort remained downhill primed until the sad news that was her final breath.
Ecclesiastes 1:3 harps 'vanity of all vanities, all is vanity; and today the former attorney, wife of a senator, wife of a presidential aspirant, an author, a millionaire, mother and home-maker of a multi-million dollar family mansion who was the air in the lungs her husband breathed, is no more; dead at 61 of cancer and a broken-heart related complications. They had nothing much when they met and marked their first date at a McDonald's; but Elizabeth died well healed together with her former husband John. Icheoku says, but for her husband John Edwards cheating on her and fathering a child outside wedlock, may be Elizabeth would have lasted a little longer than the six-years preceding her today's death. She would have remained buoyed by the knowledge of an undying and undivided love and support of her husband in throwing at least few more days of punches at the invading cancer. But a distraught and emotionally ravaged woman faced with monstrosity of a terminal condition might have been praying silently for the good Lord to call her home sooner, to an eternal rest both from the cancer and from being constantly reminded by her brain that her husband John Edwards cheated on her and fathered a baby outside their marriage. Icheoku contends that ironically, Elizabeth would be happier in death; especially since her afflicting form of cancer was incurable and no amount of therapy could wash away the hurt-feeling caused by John's untamed animal, resident of his unzipped fly.
Their marriage did not survive his cheating and both parties consented to a divorce; so Elizabeth Edwards died an unhappy, sick and in-pain divorcee, a cheated-on ex-wife. Icheoku says, may her hurting soul hurt no more and now rest in the Lord's peace; where no cheating husband can ever cause her any more sorrows or heart-thumping. To the mourner in chief John Edwards, Icheoku asks, how do you feel with your Elizabeth now gone forever; and knowing that she died partly of a broken-heart, caused by your amorous ways and an unforgiven adultery. Anyway, accept Icheoku's condolences. Elizabeth Edwards is survived by her three children Cate, Emma-Claire and Jack Edwards and also her estranged husband John Edwards.
FYI:- President Obama's condolence message said of late Elizabeth Edwards, "In her life, Elizabeth Edwards knew tragedy and pain, many others would have turned inward; many others in the face of such adversity would have given up. But through all that she endured, Elizabeth revealed a kind of fortitude and grace that will long remain a source of inspiration. Our country has benefited from the voice she gave to the cause of building a society that lifts up all those left behind." Also permit Icheoku to republish here as addendum, Elizabeth's own final goodbye message to the world upon learning that her final hour is near:- "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." So on both remarkable and well-appropriated commentaries, Icheoku wish to conclude our obituary on the late Elizabeth Edwards, adieu Madame Elizabeth Edwards!