Jenna Bush Hager found a cherished gift from her grandmother

Posted at 12:04 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 13:05:14-05

Jenna Bush Hager's late grandmother provided her with one last Christmas surprise that moved her to tears.

Hager told People Magazine that former first lady Barbara Bush left a special remembrance for her great-grandchild before she died at the age of 92 in April 2018.

Her grandmother had provided several hand-needlepointed Christmas stockings for Jenna's children who "Ganny" didn't live to see. Among them was Jenna's baby son, Hal, who was born in August.

"What a beautiful thing she did so that all three of my kids could have that,'' Hager told People in the interview. "He will never have met her, but they're so ingrained, literally in this case, in the fabric of our family."

It's been a difficult year for Hager, who lost three of her grandparents in the last year, including Barbara's husband, George H.W. Bush, who died last November at the age of 94.

"Hal's the first baby who won't get to meet these people that were such an important part of my life,'' she told People. "But I also know that through my grandparents' letters and their stories and the ways they raised us, he'll get to know them."