With Mother’s Day approaching, George W. Bush is extremely busy balancing the two most powerful women in his life, Barbara and Laura.
It’s no secret that Barbara Bush wasn’t fond of Laura in the beginning years of her relationship with George.
As the only son to fill his father’s shoes in the Oval Office, George W. Bush and Barbara shared an unbreakable bond.
A mother’s love is incomparable, but Barbara’s criticism of Laura is just a taste of a family secret they’ve kept hidden for so long — until now.
When a woman name Tammy noticed something “strange” between George H. and Barbara Bush, she just HAD to ask about it…
“Mr. President, I saw your parents speak in Cleveland, Ohio, at the Peter Lowe seminar in 1997. I was struck by how your father had such a look of love on his face for your mother as she spoke. What is the secret to their long and happy marriage? BTW, your mom is one heck of a speaker! Still remember the stories she told, including a few about you!” Tammy said.
When he immediately responded with a joke, it made me miss him as our President even more.
“Mom is a heck of a speaker. I can testify to that. After all, I had many a one-person lecture from her,” he said.
The former president explained his parents’ marriage worked because, “…they both went three quarters of the way.” He meant they put each other’s needs ahead of themselves.
The marriage values George W. Bush saw in his parents had a profound impact in his own plans for a family.
In a recent interview, Laura Bush revealed her No. 1 parenting tip. When I heard what it was, I realized why the Bush family keeps getting stronger with each addition of a new generation. God bless this family!
So what’s Laura Bush’s No. 1 parenting tip? “Pick somebody who you want to stay married to.”
“The great advantage that George and I both had is we had stable parents who loved each other and who were together their whole lives. That sort of home is very constructive for children,” Laura revealed. “When you think about what to do, that’s the best thing. Pick somebody who you want to stay married to.”
DID YOU KNOW: Healthy marriages are good for couples’ mental and physical health. They are also good for children; growing up in a happy home protects children from mental, physical, educational and social problems. However, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher, according to the American Psychological Association.
When Laura Bush revealed her No. 1 tip for new mothers, I admired the leading ladies of the Bush dynasty even more…
“Treasure every moment of being a mother and being with your children, because they grow up so fast. Those are really the special moments of life. Treasure it: Time passes, and it’s over. They’re grown up,” she said.
Every mother can relate to the heartbreaking reality of time passing too fast — especially if you have to experience motherhood in the public eye like Barbara Bush and Laura Bush had to.
Barbara and Laura’s prioritization of marriage is a reflection of their Christian values that keep their family strong.
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