While perusing a local book store, nineteen years ago, I came across the softcover edition of Barbara Bush: A Memoir. In her memoir, First Lady Barbara Bush gives the reader a glimpse into her childhood, marriage, loss of her daughter, politics, Presidential campaigns, the Vice Presidency of the United States, Desert Storm, the Presidency of the United States and life after politics. The memoir is authored in a conversational tone and is peppered with Barbara Bush’s candor and wit.
On April 17, 2018, the former First Lady passed from this life into the next surrounded by her loved ones. To sum up her legacy, I believe it is fitting to utilize her own words. “At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.” (1)
(1) Gajanan, Mahita. (2018, April). ‘Believe in Something Larger Than Yourself.’ Read Barbara Bush’s Remarks on Life, Family and Love in Her Wellesley Commencement Speech. Retrieved from http://time.com/5244232/barbara-bush-death-wellesley-commencement-speech/