Laura Bush Sends Birthday Wishes to Her Twin Daughters Jenna and Barbara as They Turn 38

Laura Bush penned a heartfelt tribute to her twin daughters, Jenna and Barbara, as she celebrates their 38th birthday on social media.

The Bush twins are 38! Laura Bush is one proud mama, and it showed in every heartfelt word written to celebrate the 38th birthday of her twin girls, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush.

Barbara Bush (L) and UNICEF Next Generation Chair Jenna Bush Hager attend the Third Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on December 13, 2012 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Barbara Bush (L) and UNICEF Next Generation Chair Jenna Bush Hager attend the Third Annual UNICEF Masquerade Ball at The Angel Orensanz Foundation on December 13, 2012 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Laura took to Instagram with a throwback photo of her daughters from when they were younger and a black and white filtered recent snap of the two hugging and smiling. She wrote alongside the pictures,

"My darling girls have grown to be beautiful, compassionate, and intelligent women. Today, I'm wishing them a very happy birthday."

George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pose with daughters Jenna (R) and Barbara (L) prior to the wedding of Jenna and Henry Hager May 10, 2008 near Crawford, Texas | Photo: Getty Images

George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush pose with daughters Jenna (R) and Barbara (L) prior to the wedding of Jenna and Henry Hager May 10, 2008 near Crawford, Texas | Photo: Getty Images

Jenna, as per her yearly routine, followed with a touchy tribute to Barbara on Instagram. The TV host shared a photo slide, with the first photo showing her and her twin hugging, as the sun acted as their filter. It inspired her to begin the write-up with the words,

"Another trip around the sun with my sissy…"

The "Today" host then took a trip down memory lane to when she and her twin were seven and had to travel to their grandparents' place in the Midlands alone.

Jenner credited Barbara for making her brave and fighting for her always. She described her "Wombmate" as someone who loves joyfully and fiercely before wishing her a "Happy birthday."

Last year, the TV personality called her sister in a birthday tribute her "First friend," and this year's celebration went up a notch with a live birthday shoutout to the twins on "Today." Jenna's husband, Henry Hager, also stopped by to deliver her a handwritten letter in celebration of the new age.

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Another trip around the sun with my sissy!!! We were seven when we went on our first flight without our parents. We should have been scared as we flew the hour to visit our grandparents in Midland. But we weren’t. Not at all. Holding Barbara’s hand as I walked down the tarmac, I felt brave. She’s always made me feel more courageous. And funny. No one laughs at my jokes like she does. On the flight, we got into an argument as sisters do. I was most likely more aggressive. After a while, the man seated on the aisle said, looking at my sister: “Are you going to hit her or should I?” And that ended our fight. We were a team again . She—protecting me—put her little arm around my shoulder. No one was going to hurt her sister. And that’s my sister: all heart and all action. She loves fiercely and lives joyfully. And, I’m so lucky she’s mine! Happy Birthday sissy!

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The couple welcomed their son, and third child, Henry Harold "Hal" Hager in August, and back in May, Laura joined her daughter on the "Fourth Hour" segment of the morning show to gush about how great it is to be a grandparent. The former First Lady, quoting her husband, George W. Bush, said being a grandparent is the reward of old age. 

The mom-of-two also added at the time that she couldn't wait to meet her grandson. Laura dedicated most of her life to being a wife and taking care of her home.

Before her marriage, she worked as a teacher and a librarian. While she never returned to the classroom, the former FLOTUS channeled her experience into philanthropy, and support for literary works, and continues to do so till date.

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