Jenna Bush Hager paid tribute to her dear late grandfather and former president of the United States – George H.W. Bush. Here’s what she had to say!
As you may know, the man most known for being America’s 41st president from 1989 to 1993 passed away at the age of 94 yesterday, just seven months after his wife, Barbara Bush.
Now, Jenna is honoring his memory on social media.
The woman took to her Instagram account to post some throwback pics of her and her twin sister with their grandfather and a sweet message about the late politician.
‘Waking up and missing this giant of a man who really gave me everything. He taught me and my whole family about service, decency, about the power of gentle words and of a beautiful heart. I will miss him desperately but I’m so happy he and my Grandmother are now back together,’ Jenna captioned the slideshow.
Jenna also shared with her followers an illustration that featured Bush reuniting with his wife in Heaven but also with their second born child Robin, who passed away from leukemia at the age of only 3.
Alongside it, she wrote: ‘I had the opportunity to talk with grandpa about the afterlife. This is what he answered: He said without hesitation. ‘Yes, I do think about it. I used to be scared. I used to be afraid of dying. I used to worry about it. But now in some way, I look forward to it.’ And I started crying.’
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This brought me such comfort this morning. I had the opportunity to talk with my grandpa about the afterlife. This is what he said: He answered without any hesitation. “Yes, I think about it. I used to be afraid. I used to be scared of dying. I used to worry about death. But now in some ways I look forward to it.” And I started crying. I managed to choke out, “Well, why? What do you look forward to?” And he said, “Well, when I die, I’m going to be reunited with these people that I’ve lost.” And I asked who he hoped to see. He replied, I hope I see Robin, and I hope I see my mom. I haven’t yet figured it out if it will be Robin as the three year old that she was, this kind of chubby, vivacious child or if she’ll come as a middle-aged woman, an older woman. And then he said, “I hope she’s the three-year-old.” Robin was the daughter this giant of a man lost years before to leukemia. The little girl he held tightly: who spoke the phrase I have heard Gampy repeat for my entire life, forever knitting Robin’s voice into the tightly woven fabric of our family: “I love you more than tongue can tell.”
She went on to recall how Bush explained that after death, he would reunite with loved ones he’d lost.
He apparently mentioned how he’d like to see his mother again but also the daughter that died, Robin, as the three year old that she was rather than a grown woman.
Rest in Peace, George H.W. Bush.