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George H.W. Bush Breaks Down in Tears after Son Jeb Reads Letter From 1994 at Barbara's Funeral

Will Maule : Apr 23, 2018 :

George H.W. honored his wife in other subtle ways. Barbara was notorious for bringing literacy to millions of people across the world. In recognition of this, her husband donned some colorful socks to his late wife's funeral...

[] Former President George H.W. Bush broke down in tears after hearing his son Jeb read aloud some powerful words from a 1994 letter at his late wife's funeral. The letter, penned by the 93-year-old on the couple's 49th wedding anniversary, demonstrated something of the stunning bond the two of them shared and illustrates the true power of a love-filled marriage. (Photo: Former president H.W. Bush gazes at his late wife, Barbara Bush's casket/Twitter-Jason Howerton/via Faithwire)

In the letter, read out at Barbara Bush's funeral Saturday, George H.W. wrote:

"Will you marry me? Whoops, I forgot, we did that 49 years ago. I was very happy on that day in 1945, but I'm even happier today. You have given me joy that few men know. You have made our boys into men by balling them out, and then right away, by loving them.

You've helped Doro be the sweetest, greatest daughter in the whole wide world. I have climbed, perhaps, the highest mountain in the world, but even that cannot hold a candle to being Barbara's husband. Mom used to tell me, 'Now, George, don't walk ahead.' Little did she know, I was only trying to keep up with Barbara Pierce from Rye, New York. I love you."

When Jeb began to read these tender words, you could see just what it meant to the elderly former Commander in Chief.

Despite the heartache of losing your life partner of 73 years, George maintains a strong faith that his wife is resting easy with Jesus...

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