Inspiring Reactions To Barbara Bush’s Death, As Well As Her Unwavering Faith

inspiring reactions to barbara bush's death

On April 17, 2018, not long after choosing “comfort care” over further medical treatment, former First Lady Barbara Bush went home to be with the Lord. And as inspiring reactions to Barbara Bush’s death pour in, so many speak to the 92-year-old’s abiding faith, which played a vital role in both her life and death.

Many fear death. But not former First Lady Barbara Bush. As a believer in Jesus Christ, she’s always known death has already been defeated.

"I'm a huge believer in a loving God," she proclaimed in an interview at the age of 88, "And I have no fear of death, which is a huge comfort because we're getting darned close. And I don't have a fear of death for my precious George or for myself because I know that there is a great God."

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So, when it became clear her time was coming, she declined further medical treatment, opting for “comfort care” instead.

Barabara Bush’s Inspiring Reaction To Her Own Death

Barbara Bush accepted her fate with a grace that comes from knowing death is not the end, but just the beginning. In fact, any worry she felt wasn’t for herself, but for others. As her health failed her, Barbara knew God never would.

“It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself — thanks to her abiding faith — but for others,” read a statement from her husband’s office.

Granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager reported her beloved grandma was in great spirits in her final days. Her good humor shone through as she prepared to head home to Heaven.

"I have had great medical care and more operations than you would believe. I'm not sure God will recognize me; I have so many new body parts!" she joked just a few weeks ago.

Barabara’s faith taught her that “to live is Christ, but to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21). And she gained her place with Jesus on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Family’s Inspiring Reactions To Barbara Bush’s Death

Not surprisingly, Barbara’s family wasted no time in posting tributes to the woman they loved dearly. Not long before Barbara passed, granddaughter Jenna expressed the void already felt in saying goodbye to the “glue that held the family together.”

“I love you more than tongue can tell, my Ganny,” Jenna wrote in a touching post on Instagram.

Laura and George W. Bush’s Response

Jenna’s mother further emphasized the world’s loss.

“Barbara Bush was a loving mother and grandmother. The world is poorer without her in it,” daughter-in-law Laura Bush wrote on Instagram.

And while losing their beloved matriarch wasn’t easy, Barbara’s faith and the assurance of her salvation is a great comfort to the entire Bush family.

“Laura, Barbara, Jenna, and I are sad, but our souls are settled because we know hers was,” her son George W. Bush said on Instagram.

Jeb Bush’s Response

Son and former Florida governor Jeb Bush referred to his late mom as a “force of nature,” while thanking everyone for their love, support, and prayers.


Devoted Husband Grieves The Loss Of His Wife

As for Barbara’s husband, the nation’s 41st president George H.W. Bush, he’s naturally devastated.



George and Barbara’s epic love story was well-known by their children and all across the country. And George was by his beloved’s side, holding her hand as she took her last breath.

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And as family rallies behind him, they can all find comfort in knowing their sorrow is temporary.

“Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

Politician’s Inspiring Reactions To Barbara Bush’s Death

Of course, as soon as news of Barbara’s passing got out, condolences poured in from all over. So many people, inspired by Barabara’s life and legacy, took to social media to honor her memory. And as you may expect, there were plenty of comments from those in the political world.

Other Inspiring Reactions To Barbara Bush’s Death

But it wasn’t just politicians who posted tributes remembering this sweet lady. Stars, athletes, journalists, and more — social media was flooded with reactions to Barbara Bush’s death.

Barbara Bush’s Words Of Wisdom Ring True After Death

And as happens with anyone who lives in the public eye, there are some who are making distasteful comments. But Barbara’s own words seem like the best advice for her opposers.

“Be kind. The moments I regret most are the ones where I could have been kinder.”


h/t: Today

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