Jenna Bush Hager Shares Story behind Daughter Mila's Heartbreaking Camp Letter
Jenna Bush Hager has recently opened up about the famous and heartbreaking letter that she received from her daughter Mila who was at a summer camp.
Hager, who also shares 6-year-old Poppy Louise and 2-year-old Henry Harold with husband Henry Hager, recalled how horrible it felt to read the words written by the little girl.
According to Hager, the whole story had a happy ending, but it started badly since Mila, whose real name is Margaret Laura, wasn't enjoying summer camp at all at first.
Jenna Bush Hager with her daughter Margaret "Mila" Laura | Photo: Getty Images | Instagram.com/jennabhager/
A HAPPY ENDING
Eventually, the 8-year-old warmed up to her surroundings and the people she was with, so much that she forgot to write home for weeks.
Hager said that, unlike Mila, she was used to the hot summers in Texas.
However, shortly after arriving at camp, Mila wrote her parents a letter telling them that she missed them and how she wished she could be with them.
Not only that, but the little girl also added a P.S. to the letter asking her father how much longer she would have to wait until he would come to pick her up.
Mila ended the letter by saying that she needed to stop crying and missed them "terribly." The letter's impact on the couple was tremendous, so much that he actually considered going there.
Despite feeling bad for her little girl, Hager said no, even though people on the street would often ask her when she would get her daughter back from the Texas camp.
A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
As it turns out, the host made the right decision as Mila ended up having a fantastic time. Still, having gone to the same camp as a child, Hager claimed that she is not a fan of it:
"She's from New York City and it's like 97 degrees outside on a lake in Texas, so there might've been some slight culture shock that I don't really appreciate because I went to that camp, but I was from Texas."
Jenna Bush Hager during an episode of the "Today" show on NBC | Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images
Hager said that, unlike Mila, she was used to the hot summers in Texas. She also recalled being homesick while she was there and how she had no one to be sad with.
According to the 39-year-old, the girls would get together based on where they came from, such as Houston and Dallas, but that she was all by herself and that this was a good lesson for Mila.