OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Former presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke to an audience on Wednesday just one day after his mother's death.
Bush spoke at the 11th annual Elmhurst College Governmental Forum on Wednesday, one day after former first lady Barbara Bush died at the age of 92.
He said he kept the commitment in his mother's honor saying she would have wanted him to.
Although the forum was supposed to focus on leadership in the changing world, the former Florida governor spoke at length about his mother, sharing everything she meant to him.
Bush told the gathering that his mother was his first teacher and that he was blessed to be her son.
He also spoke about the close relationship his parents enjoyed after 73 years of marriage.
“The best way to describe it in my mind would be that you could be at a dinner table with my mom and dad and they could talk to each other without speaking," he said.