Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday, said she didn’t fear death. That may be because the 92-year-old former first lady faced it before, in the hardest way imaginable.
~Steve Hendrix, Washington Post article 4-18-18
Barbara Bush was many things-wife, mother, First Lady, spokesperson for literacy and charitable foundations.
She was bold.
She was sometimes blunt.
But she was always brave.
Early in her marriage to George she faced what no parent ever wants to endure. Her (then) only daughter, Robin, was diagnosed with leukemia in the days when cancer was barely understood and often not even spoken aloud.
Because their family had the means, and because Barbara was committed to fight for her daughter, they flew to the East Coast and endured months of treatment that only delayed Robin’s death, but did not cure her.
They returned to their Texas home a family minus one.
I’ve thought a lot about…
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