Family of Barbara Bush says she is in "great spirits"

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Messages of support for former First Lady Barbara Bush are pouring in from people in ME and around the country, and now there is another to send in comments.

"Following a recent series of hospitalizations, and after consulting her family and doctors, Mrs. Bush, now age 92 has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will instead focus on comfort care".

Her husband of 73 years, former President George H.W. Bush, is with her, as are members of her family, including another former president and her son, George W. Bush. "She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving".

Barbara and George have been married the longest of any presidential couple in USA history.

The 36-year-old Bush Hager told the "Today" show cast that her grandmother is in "great spirits", adding, "She is the best grandma anybody could have ever had - or have". She is also the second First Lady, after Abigail Adams, to be the mother of a president.

And a new exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Center is celebrating the achievements of every American first lady through the lens of their most iconic moments and outfits. The pearls became synonymous with Bush, who later said she selected them to hide the wrinkles in her neck.

She's been there for them.

She was also known for her compassion, understanding that as a first lady she was in a unique position to create a lasting legacy. Barbara Bush and her husband, the former president, have been holding hands when he is by her bedside, the family spokesman said.

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