Elizabeth Edwards: What Will Be Her Greatest Legacy?

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Dec. 8, 2010— -- The death of Elizabeth Edwards has touched a nerve in many Americans, who watched the faithful political wife struggle with some of life's toughest challenges, including her own mortality.

Edwards, who died at her Chapel Hill, N.C., home Tuesday at the age of 61, stepped into public life as a woman who stood behind her husband as he ran for vice president, then president. But when she died after a six-year struggle with breast cancer, she had made a name for herself as an author, inspirational speaker, mother and survivor.

She had weathered the death of her oldest son and the very public breakup of her marriage to John Edwards, after he revealed publicly that he had cheated on his cancer-stricken wife and fathered a child with another woman.

In a book excerpt, 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."

Our question to you today: What do you think will be Elizabeth Edwards' greatest legacy?

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