Barbara recently passed away putting George’s Heart in Sadness
An old hand-written letter from George H.W. Bush to Barbara Bush trends online after the passing of Barbara at the age of 92. This saddens the heart of George H.W. Bush recalling the good old memories with his wife. In his letter, he exposed his great fondness and love to his wife, Barbara. As he said in the letter, “I love you, precious, with all my heart and to know that you love me means my life. How often I have thought about the immeasurable joy that will be ours someday.” A couple of more than seven decades lighted the fire in the heart of many netizens. Past interviews with George and Barbara also goes viral as these reminisces the love of two that lasted a lifetime.
The Story of Two
In 1942, George H. W. Bush started serving as a navy in the World War II. Even in his time in the navy, he never stopped loving and sending letters to his greatest love, Barbara Pierce, whom he met in a school dance in 1941. He proposed to Barbara in August 1943 which was their official engagement. He was already deeply in love with his fiancée, Barbara Pierce. To his happiness and joy, he wrote this trending letter to Barbara which announced to the public their engagement. They got married on January 6, 1945, which lasted for more than seven decades. Barbara Bush recently died at the age of 92 in the loving arms of his husband.
The Sweetest Lines in full text
My darling Bar,
This should be a very easy letter to write — words should come easily and in short, it should be simple for me to tell you how desperately happy I was to open the paper and see the announcement of our engagement, but somehow I can’t possibly say all in a letter I should like to.
I love you, precious, with all my heart and to know that you love me means my life. How often I have thought about the immeasurable joy that will be ours some day. How lucky our children will be to have a mother like you —
As the days go by the time of our departure draws nearer. For a long time I had anxiously looked forward to the day when we would go aboard and set to sea. It seemed that obtaining that goal would be all I could desire for some time, but, Bar, you have changed all that. I cannot say that I do not want to go — for that would be a lie. We have been working for a long time with a single purpose in mind, to be so equipped that we could meet and defeat our enemy. I do want to go because it is my part, but now leaving presents itself not as an adventure but as a job which I hope will be over before long. Even now, with a good while between us and the sea, I am thinking of getting back. This may sound melodramatic, but if it does it is only my inadequacy to say what I mean. Bar, you have made my life full of everything I could ever dream of — my complete happiness should be a token of my love for you.
Wednesday is definitely the commissioning and I do hope you’ll be there. I’ll call Mum tomorrow about my plan. A lot of fellows put down their parents or wives and they aren’t going so you could pass as a Mrs. — Just say you lost the invite and give your name. They’ll check the list and you’ll be in. How proud I’ll be if you can come.
I’ll tell you all about the latest flying developments later. We have so much to do and so little time to do it in. It is frightening at times. The seriousness of this thing is beginning to strike home. I have been made Asst. gunnery officer and when Lt. Houle leaves I will be gunnery officer. I’m afraid I know very little about it but I am excited at having such a job. I’ll tell you all about this later too.
The wind of late has been blowing like mad and our flying has been cut to a minimum. My plane, #2 now, is up at Quonset, having a camera installed. It is Bar #2 but purely in spirit since the Atlantic fleet won’t let us have names on our planes.
Goodnite, my beautiful. Everytime I say beautiful you about kill me but you’ll have to accept it —
I hope I get Thursday off — there’s still a chance. All my love darling —
public fiancé as of 12/12/43
The netizens still can’t get enough out of the the former POTUS’s love letter. Here are some of the reactions from netizens.
This is very touching. What a fantastic relationship they had with one another. To think that they were married for 11 years longer than I've been alive … just wow. Amazing!https://t.co/I7DIHGOIIp
— Gray Wolf? (@graywolf442) April 18, 2018
My husband & I had a great marriage & I was devastated when he died, but I can't imagine what it feels like after 73 yrs. What a wonderful example this marriage is for us all. My heart goes out to President Bush. I so hope that he'll be ok. https://t.co/y1FVNe4Qz4 #FoxNews
— Mona (@Monaheart1229) April 18, 2018
Getting ready to report from Houston and I can’t finish reading this without destroying my eye makeup. What a special and beautiful love they shared. https://t.co/s0cOC8z3yq
— Kaylee Hartung (@KayleeHartung) April 18, 2018
— 9/11 Rescuer (@911Advocate) April 18, 2018
— Mrs. Ziemnik (@mrszhistory) April 18, 2018
Stories and tributes flooded the internet after the death of Barbara Bush. While couples of today prefer stuff such as flowers, chocolates, love jars, and the likes, this letter was written in blue ink, old as the couple’s love story, manifest the great love of George to Barbara. She is an iconic first lady as the wife of one president who happened to be the mother of another president. She’ll forever be missed by the people, her family, and her loving husband.
What was your reaction after reading the love letter? Did it make you feel all the love of George to Barbara? Share your experience with us.