Touching Link Between George H.W. Bush's and Barbara Bush's Last Words
December 4, 2018 11:01
On 30th November, the world said goodbye to George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the USA. He died peacefully in his home in Houston at the age of 94.
About 7 months earlier, on April 17, his wife Barbara Bush had passed, leaving America in tears. George H.W. Bush held her hand the whole day until her last breath.
That couple proved that love could still be strong after 73 years of marriage, as they became the couple managed to stay together the longest among the other former first families.
They always stood out as a perfect American family, and the last words both said before leaving this world confirmed this status.
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George H.W. Bush had been suffering from Parkinson’s for quite a long time. The disease left him unable to walk and made speaking difficult.
According to The New York Times, he got a visit from a long-time friend, James A. Baker III, on his last day. When Bush wondered where Baker was going to take him, his friend replied: “We’re going to heaven.”
But the former president was ready with an answer: “That’s where I want to go.”
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Being at his home in Houston, he received a call from his son George W. Bush, who praised him for being a great father and told he loved him. The late Bush’s words were: “I love you, too.”
Before dying, Barbara Bush was also speaking about love. Her son Jeb revealed what she told him about being ready to go:
I believe in Jesus and he is my savior. I don't want to leave your dad, but I know I'll be in a beautiful place.
This remarkable couple shared 73 years in a happy marriage, and they had 6 children, including a daughter they lost to Leukemia in 1953. They went hand in hand through victories and defeats, 4 years at the office, battles with diseases, and personal tragedies.
Let’s believe this wonderful couple, who had the most beautiful love story, could reunite now.
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