About Columba Bush:
Columba Bush is a Mexican-American philanthropist and a former First Lady of Florida. Bush served as First Lady of Florida from 1999 to 2007 and is the wife of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
My childhood, I would say, was a bit sad.
My childhood, I would say, was a bit sad. Society resents that.
I always have been a private person. I like to be alone. When I was a little girl I used to listen to the radio and just be by myself.
I am not interested in politics at all. At home, around the dinner table, we never discuss politics.
My father-in-law is so sensitive. Sometimes I think he displays too much love for my children.
All these years, I found that being a good wife for Jeb is my most important role, no doubt.
My children are the most important thing in my life.
I never imagined my life would be the way that it has been for the past 30 years. I have had the best experiences a person can have-and the worst as well.
My philosophy in life... is to prove myself to myself and not to others. I tried to teach my children that, that I have to respect myself, to prove to myself that I can do the best I can.
I met Jeb Bush in 1971 in my hometown in Mexico. We dated for three years back and forth. Then, after three years, he proposed to me.
My heart was broken when I realized my daughter had a problem. I pray every day for her.
I have three wonderful children. My husband is an absolutely wonderful, perfect husband and a father, most of all.
My children were born into this. They will always be the grandchildren of the President and First Lady of the United States.