As I close may eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
After the funeral of former First Lady Barbara Bush, that feeling of emptiness continued to linger. While we console ourselves telling the stories of the wonderful woman that Mrs. Bush was, and that she is with God in Heaven, somehow it feels as though we have been robbed, or cheated out of this being, the earthly life form. It seems like I just got to know her, and then gone. This is exactly how I felt when Nancy Reagan also passed. That feeling of an acquaintance, wanting to know more about what that person stood for. While we do have the precious legacies that are left behind, we also have a duty to maintain these, and with maintenance I would also like to add, build upon these legacies. Mrs. Bush was symbolic of a mother, working, and also a public figure, we can also think about the many mothers who didn't get the same opportunities, or are not joined with the same traditional family units. How can her legacy continue to develop for these populations, and also the marginalized who will benefit from what she stood for. When we give ourselves the right to read or succeed, we must also be mindful that we also give the same right to others. One persons right to read should never be greater, or lesser than the others.
We can also think about her legacy, and other former First Ladies and President's as being integral to the growth and development of the nation of America. When I saw the photo of the former First Ladies, First Lady, and President's pose together, I was reminded of my grandmother, and her brothers and sisters who posed for a photo together in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan. They sat together for a photo, smiling as if they've never had an argument, or a misunderstanding with each other. Which of course they did, but it was that idea that made the photo even more beautiful to look at. Regardless of their differences, the familial link is what kept them together. In the same sense the former President's and First Ladies should be regarded as a family. These are not just individuals, or people standing together, but they are also integral to shaping the legacy of America. Which is why they must continue to grow, aspire, and contribute to the good of the nation of America, the contributions can be simple. The difference to the present contributions, is that they don't have to get involved in the messiness of politics, or the back and forth exchanges that can get messy. But rather focus on issues that they care about.
Thank you to the Bush family for a beautiful funeral service, and for allowing the public to share this service. From the beautiful eulogies, to the flowers, I think that Mrs. Bush would approve. And to Houston, Texas, and Texas A & M, your over-pouring of love truly demonstrates the love she she shared for Houston, Texas, and America.
Dedication: These thoughts are dedicated to George H. W. Bush, the sudden news of your illness brought much sadness, I pray for your health, ease, and well-being. Be strong for Barbara.
God Bless You, and God Bless America. My thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)