Jenna Bush Writes A Beautiful Christmas Tribute For Her Grandma And People Missing Their Loved Ones

Date November 22, 2018 16:22

Losing a family member is especially hard during the holidays. And for Jenna Bush Hager, she isn't looking forward to her first Christmas without her beloved grandma.


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Beloved Ganny and First Lady

Former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away in April after deciding to discontinue treatments for decongestive heart failure and lung disease.


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She was 92 and lived to see her husband and son serve as presidents of the United States. Barbara, fondly called 'the silver fox', remains one of the most revered and loved First Ladies, but to her grandchildren, she was simply 'Ganny', the glue that held their family together.

Jenna remembers her grandma in a heartfelt Christmas note

As Christmas approaches, TODAY host Jenna Bush Hager is reflecting on the life her grandma lived in a heartfelt essay in Southern Living.


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The mom of two reminiesced about spending countless Christmas holidays at the White House and then Camp David, with the whole family gathered.


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She said:

This Christmas, our first without Ganny, I'm nostalgic for the days when we were together. This time of year is full of love, but for those who have recently lost someone, that loss is illuminated.

Family is a gift

She added that her beloved grandma had spent the last days of her life making needlepointed sockings on reserve for the great grandchildren she would never get to see and said:

That was our Ganny: She wanted to leave the world a little more beautiful through her work, her words, and even her needlepoint stockings.

Although, Jenna misses her grandma, she takes comfort in the fact that she was lucky to share the story of her grandparents through her work.

Family is truly a gift.

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