She had weathered many challenges in her life, including the death of her oldest son and the extremely public breakup of her marriage to John Edwards, after he revealed publicly that he had cheated on her and fathered a child with another woman. Through all of this, Elizabeth persevered and she made a name for herself as an author, inspirational speaker, mother and survivor.
In an excerpt from her book, Elizabeth Edwards wrote of what she hopes her three children will someday tell their own children. "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 blow her way -- and it surely has not -- she adjusted her sails."
I can think of no greater way to be remembered.