Jenna Bush Hager lost both of her grandparents in less than a year’s time.
She wrote a beautiful tribute to her grandfather, and it resonated with me on on so many levels.
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This brought me such comfort this morning. I had the opportunity to talk with my grandpa about the afterlife. This is what he said: He answered without any hesitation. “Yes, I think about it. I used to be afraid. I used to be scared of dying. I used to worry about death. But now in some ways I look forward to it.” And I started crying. I managed to choke out, “Well, why? What do you look forward to?” And he said, “Well, when I die, I’m going to be reunited with these people that I’ve lost.” And I asked who he hoped to see. He replied, I hope I see Robin, and I hope I see my mom. I haven’t yet figured it out if it will be Robin as the three year old that she was, this kind of chubby, vivacious child or if she’ll come as a middle-aged woman, an older woman. And then he said, “I hope she’s the three-year-old.” Robin was the daughter this giant of a man lost years before to leukemia. The little girl he held tightly: who spoke the phrase I have heard Gampy repeat for my entire life, forever knitting Robin’s voice into the tightly woven fabric of our family: “I love you more than tongue can tell.”
I’m not an easy crier, but this does it for me. I lost my grandpa three months ago. We were pretty close. He was always actively around in my life, from the time I was a baby to the day I graduated college. He actually lived with me from the time I was 15 years old. He was there through difficult times and joyous times.
He had more patience than I ever thought humanly possible. I can say to this day that I NEVER saw him truly angry. He was the most humble, kind, gentle forgiving person. He was a rarity. There weren’t many people like him in the world. He was a simple man, but a good man, and I would give anything to tell him how much of a mark he left on my life and heart one last time. One last hug. It makes me sad to think that my future kids will never know him…on this Earth.
A few weeks before he passed away, I caught him talking about his mother (who passed away before I was even born) and one of his nephews, who passed away about 10 years ago. It seemed odd and random. He was suffering from the end stages of Parkinson’s, which can include hallucinations and delusions. I dismissed it as part of that, but looking back, I’m starting to wonder if he knew his time was coming. Perhaps he knew that he was going to be reunited with all of the people he lost after all these years.
Losing him really put a different perspective on death for me too. My grandpa was a saved man. I know where he is. Jesus took the sting out of death, and KNOWING that I’m going to see my grandpa again in PERFECT health and ULTIMATE glory actually makes me excited. This isn’t the end. It’s temporary. It seems George H.W. Bush understood that too.
My heart goes out to Jenna. I know how tough it is. Prayers to her entire family. <3
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House Dems To Strike ‘So Help Me God’ From Oath
The party of evil strikes again.
Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is moving to eliminate the God reference from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, as part of a new rules package expected to be approved this week, according to a draft obtained exclusively by Fox News.
The draft reveals that the House Committee on Natural Resources would ask witnesses to recite only, “Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”
The rules proposal places the words “so help you God” in red brackets, indicating they are slated to be cut. The words “under penalty of law” are in red text, indicating that Democrats propose to add that phrasing to the oath.
The draft rules also remove the phrase “his or her” throughout the document, changing those two pronouns to “their.” The rules additionally modify all references to the committee’s “Chairman” to instead refer only to the committee’s “Chair.”
Other rules changes relate to expanding the committee’s authority over natural gas in Alaska and fossil-fuel resources.
While many federal oaths include the phrase “so help me God,” some — most notably the presidential oath of office — do not.
The full committee is set to vote on the new language this week, and the rules would take effect immediately if adopted. Other committees were still in the process of finalizing their rules on Monday.
“It is incredible, but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., told Fox News. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”
The proposed change has not been the first time wicked Democrats have sought to strike references to God in official party documents. In 2012, the floor of the Democratic National Convention erupted over a sudden move to restore to the platform a reference to God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — after heavy criticism from Republicans for initially omitting them. Democrats, though, were hardly in agreement over the reversal.
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“That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ? First they take away the Creator and then they take away the Rights.
The Democrats have proven time and time again they are a godless lot. Democrats only use God and the Bible when they believe it wins them votes. These people will remove all good things from America. I mean..we are talking a party that believes in ripping the unborn apart.
The left’s religion is government. They hate all that is good and will do everything in their power to remove that good.
So help me Satan is more up their alley.
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Miss USA Warns: Donald Trump Is NOT Who You Think He Is
This is an oldie, but goodie and has never been more relevant than today and will have liberals triggered into oblivion. I’m sure some will even call in sick to work over it. (Liberal Fact checkers: that’s called opinionated humor, please don’t try to fact check that statement like you always do)
The narrative that liberals were pushing throughout the 2016 elections was that Donald Trump was a sexxist womaizer whoo preyed on women and could not be trusted to hold the Presidency of the United States.
Let’s just forget and throw out the notion that Bill Clinton was already President, the king of womanizing himself.
Now here we have, easily one of the most beautiful women in the world, a former Miss USA. She’s just risked everything to come forward to tell her story and give a inside perspective of who Donald Trump really is.
She’s telling her story about how Trump treats very vulnerable young women.
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Her name is Tara Conner, and when she won in the Miss USA pageant 2006, her misfortune took a turn for the worse when judges discovered she had previously been a cocaine addict.
She was immediately disqualified as the winner.
However, in 2006, Trump was the owner of the Miss USA pageant and heard the controversial backstory. He was moved by her strength and story to overcome addiction to become Miss USA and for this he announced that she would still hold the crown, provided she enter rehab for the addiction.
Donald Trump showed common sense and compassion to a young vulnerable woman who had risen from the dust to become the top in America; sound familiar? 10 year later President Trump would do the same thing, against all odds, he rose to the top to become our president.
Tara Conner made one statement that rings true, the act of compassion that trump showed her, she stated Trump “made me great again.”
USA Today reported connors statement:
I became famous as “Mess USA” when my boss — now the president of the United States — tossed me into rehab after I tested positive for cocaine. Rather than strip me of my crown or add to the negative press with a humiliation campaign, Donald Trump surprised me, and shocked the world, when he held a news conference and declared: “Tara is going to be given a second chance.”
It was 10 years ago that I got out of treatment, and I thank him for my 10 years of recovery. I will always be profoundly grateful. He saved my life and, essentially, made me great again.
My life was the perfect storm for addiction. My uncle molested me when I was 3. When I was 14, my parents’ rocky relationship ended in divorce and my grandfather, my protector who gave me unconditional love when no one else would, died.
Like mine, 90% of all substance use disorders begin before age 18. Our president understands firsthand the life-long damage of addiction and how substance use at a young age creates a destructive cycle into an adulthood of suffering and isolation. He has often courageously spoken publicly about how his brother Freddy lost his battle with alcoholism and died in 1981.
Now that is the REAL Donald Trump, don’t believe the lies that liberals try to paint because they hate the President.