Jenna Bush Hager has lived several different lives– first, she was just a rich kid in Dallas, then she was in Austin as the Governor’s daughter. Eventually, she became part of the First Family and we didn’t even cover her grandfather’s time in the White House.
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These days, Jenna is a regular on the “Today Show” and more and more, she’s offering up insight to her life and her famous family’s lives. Turns out, no matter what her title was or her dad’s at the time, she had a pretty normal life with pretty normal parents.
For Father’s Day, Jenna shared a story about nightly walks with her dad at their family cabin, “When I was a young girl, my family spent weekends at a lake overtaken by alligators. It was good fishing for my dad, not ideal swimming for my sister and me. …After most dinners, my dad would ask, “Who wants to go on a night walk?” In retrospect, I’m sure he knew how eager I would be to grab a flashlight and conquer the loop around the Iake, the thrill of the looming alligators in the back of my mind. …We walked with the moonlight as our guide and talked. I don’t remember exact details from our conversations 25 years ago, but I remember the feeling: how loved and safe I felt on our adventurous hikes. He loved his little girl so much that I know those hours of uninterrupted time talking and listening are as precious to him as they are to me. Those night walks are symbolic of how he was as a father: simple, always present, always there. I never once doubted his love.”
So sweet. We just wonder if the Secret Service would still allow those walks?