The panel covered everything from how the family stayed strong during 9/11 to how to decide on the Christmas card art. And I laughed the entire way through.
These two ladies have such a wonderful chemistry. They've been through a lot together, and have lived through a very unusual situation as first ladies. They, along with First Ladies Abigail & Louisa Adams, are the only First Ladies to have a husband and a son as well as a father-in-law and a husband serve as President of the United States. And this unique relationship with our country's greatest position has created strong, out-spoken and well-thought-out women,whom I could only aspire to be like.
Probably the most endearing thing through the entire lecture was the banter between the women. Laura called Barbara "Bar", and Barbara called Laura "Laur". Barbara interrupted with little jokes here and there - even letting the "S" word slip out before explaining when you're 85 you can't control yourself as much as you used to - and you could tell they absolutely adored each other.
President George Bush, Sr., was also in the crowd, there to support his wife & daughter-in-law. And while the Secret Service around could have made it more awkward, it was actually nice to see them even giggle at the Ladies Bush.
I have such a unique opportunity working at a major University next to a Presidential library, and I'm ashamed to say this is the first event I've attended of this caliber. Hopefully it won't be the last.
I think one of the best ways of becoming a person you admire, is to spend time around those same people.
And these ladies were everything I want to be...
- Loving of their husbands
- Couldn't care less about public opinion about them
- Texas-born (at least Laura is ♥ )
- Purpose Driven
- And beautiful... they are both very lovely
I'm glad to have spent a night with these women. It was an experience I won't soon forget.