President George H.W. Bush tweeted a photo of himself in a hospital bed reading a book about his marriage to Barbara Bush Friday, and his caption is such a lovely tribute to his late wife.
The former president wrote, “Yet another reminder of just how lucky I have been in life.”
Enjoying a great book and a wonderful walk down memory lane this morning. Yet another reminder of just how lucky I have been in life. Very proud of the author and co-author too. More at: https://t.co/W0XmyMi5Ie pic.twitter.com/53GhdnptNk
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) June 1, 2018
Bush has been in the hospital for a few days with low blood pressure and fatigue. In his tweet, he also noted that he was proud of the authors of the book, which was released June 1 and was written by two of his grandchildren — Ellie LaBlond Sosa and Kelly Anne Chase.
Sosa wrote on her Instagram account, “This is a love story – 77 years together, through the lowest lows and highest highs you can imagine and throughout it all, until the very end, their love was steadfast. What an example they have set for all of us! I hope you will love reading it as much as we loved researching and writing it.”
After a great deal of hard work, Ellie LeBlond Sosa and I are excited to share that our book on her grandparents’ love story will be released June 1. “To begin with I was in love and I am in love so that’s not hard,” Mrs. Barbara Bush said when asked for the secret to her 77-year love affair with President George H.W. Bush that withstood World War II separation, a leap of faith into the oil fields of West Texas, the painful loss of a child, a political climb to the highest office, and after the White House, the transition back to a “normal” life. Through a lifetime’s worth of letters, photographs, stories, and intimate interviews, we explore their enduring relationship. I am saddened that Mrs. Bush did not have an opportunity to read our story, but she knew it very well. : @heidikirn (Follow the link in my bio to pre-order a copy.)
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The former first lady passed away at 92 on April 17, leaving behind her husband, former President George H.W. Bush, the 41st U.S. president. Their marriage, which spanned 73 years, is filled with memorable moments.
They stood by each other’s side since they wed in January 1945, and had five children, including George W. Bush, the 43rd president, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida. The couple also had 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Barbara was the second lady of the U.S. from 1981 to 1989, and the first lady from 1989 to 1993. According to the Houston Chronicle, Barbara and George hold the record for the longest presidential marriage in U.S. history, surpassing John and Abigail Adams’s 54-year marriage. “I am still old and still in love with the man I married 72 years ago,” she told Smith College alumnae magazine.
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