I chose Barbara Bush for my VIP this week. She highly deserves the recognition because she is a classy woman. She has shown that it is possible to have a happy marriage and family and still be a strong woman.
The 92-year-old matriarch of the Bush family has battled bad health for several years. Her family announced this week that she would seek no further medical treatment for her congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Mrs. Bush met her husband when she was only sixteen years old, and the couple was soon engaged to be married. President George H.W. Bush and Mrs. Bush have been married for 73 years and apparently have been in love for their entire married lives. This is quite an achievement in these days when many marriages end in divorce.
Mrs. Bush holds a unique position that maybe only one other woman in history shares with her. Mrs. Bush was married to one President of the United States and is the mother of another President. She has another son who was a successful governor of Florida. She obviously had a positive influence on all three men who became leaders in our nation, and she should be honored for it. I wish her and her family much peace and comfort.