In remembrance of First Lady Barbara Bush

IN REMEMBRANCE OF FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH

 

In remembrance of First Lady Barbara Bush

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In remembrance of First Lady Barbara Bush

On Tuesday evening, beloved First Lady Barbara Bush passed away in her Houston home surrounded by loved ones. First Lady Bush has been called a national treasure, a role model and a class act. 

But at the end of the day, First Lady Bush most wanted to be remembered as a wife, mother, and grandmother. The nation grieves the loss of this woman who put her family first and cherished her role as a wife and mother.

Please join in sending warm condolences to the Bush family during this period of loss.

Part of First Lady Bush’s appeal was her delight and joy in being a mother and championing that first and foremost. For example, as the New York Times has reported, in 1990 First Lady Bush was invited to speak at the liberal women’s college, Wellesley.

At the time, a group of students protested because in their view First Lady Bush hadn’t done anything in her life but get married. The students thought it was wrong for a woman to devote herself to her family and to support her husband’s goals and ambitions. Instead, these protesters would only accept a woman who was pursuing her own career.

To this attack, President George H. W. Bush wrote in his diary, “What’s wrong with the fact that she’s a good mother, a good wife, great volunteer, great leader for literacy and other fine causes? Nothing, but to listen to these elitist kids there is.”

But First Lady Bush wasn’t to be undone. She went to address Wellesley college despite the protests. She stated beautifully and eloquently, “Whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children — they must come first. You must read to your children, hug your children, and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.”

What a remarkably true and beautiful statement. In a culture that has denigrated the role of the wife and mother, First Lady Bush elevated it. She was an example of a truly beautiful and feminine woman and her life is worth celebrating.

May we all remember that the success of our society depends not on what happens in the White House, but what happens inside our houses.

Salute First Lady Bush by holding your children tight, reading them a book, and remembering that motherhood is the highest possible career choice.

Further Resources:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/opinion/barbara-bush-a-first-lady-without-apologies.html

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In remembrance of First Lady Barbara Bush

First Lady Bush was a national treasure, a role model, and a class act. But at the end of the day, First Lady Bush most wanted to be remembered as a wife, mother, and grandmother.

She stated beautifully and eloquently, “Whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children — they must come first. You must read to your children, hug your children, and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House, but on what happens inside your house.” 

What a remarkably true and beautiful statement. In a culture that has denigrated the role of the wife and mother, First Lady Bush elevated it. She was an example of a truly beautiful and feminine woman and her life is worth celebrating.

The nation grieves the loss of this dear lady. 

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