“One year yesterday, we lost our Gamps,” the 38-year-old said via Instagram on Sunday, December 1. “He is gone but he left behind a family that loves each other — we talked yesterday about how much we love him and each other. He showed us that serving with humility is the best way to serve and that living with kindness and generosity of spirit is the best way to live. We miss you Gampy, but as [my daughter] Mila said yesterday: ‘Don’t worry mama, he’s celebrating in heaven with Ganny.'”
The Today cohost shared various photos with the post, including two throwbacks with her sister Barbara, and one of the siblings looking over the former president’s gravesite.
People were loving the sweet post, as they took to the comments section to respond. “What a great man. He leaves behind a beautiful legacy in your family,” one person said. Another added, “Your grandparents were such staples of my childhood … they are both very missed!”
The former president died on November 30, 2018, six months after his wife Barbara Bush passed away. This isn’t the first time that Jenna has fondly remember her grandparents. “It’s very interesting when you lose these people that you love so much and also you’re filled with awe that they’re beloved by everybody,” the TV personality once told People an an interview.
“It’s also like, ‘Wow, to build a family the way that they did where everybody really loves each other,” Jenna said, adding that “family was a priority” to them. Earlier this year, Jenna also shared a beautiful message in honor of her late grandpa’s birthday.
“Happy Birthday dear Gamps! Today: I imagine the empty chairs next to you filled with those you love,” she said on Instagram on June 12. “Gans, no doubt next to you. Holding your hand. Love you more than tongue can tell.”
We will never forget George and all that he did. It seems like he left behind a lot of love for his family.