In an interview with Elizabeth Edwards, Matt Lauer read the last paragraph in Edwards’ book aloud:
“I have said before that I do not know what the most important lesson is that I will ever teach my children, Cate and Emma Claire and Jack. I do know that when they are older and telling their own children about their grandmother, they will be able to say that she stood in the storm, and when the wind did not go her way — and surely it has not — she adjusted her sails.”
He asked her if that’s still the message she hopes people come away with.
“It is,” she said. “I hope that it is when bad things happen, you have the strength to face them.”
Beautiful. Edwards’ Book is entitled: Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities.