Rosalynn Carter, the former First Lady and partner-in-crime to President Jimmy Carter, has bid us farewell and taken her well-deserved spot in the great beyond. The Carter Center dropped the bomb on a Sunday (November 19) that has left us all in stitches. Well, maybe not stitches, more like emotional contortions.
Before you start shedding tears, let’s remember that Rosalynn was no stranger to life’s rollercoaster. Battling dementia like a champ, she decided to throw in the towel and entered hospice care on Friday (November 17). Now that’s what we call making an exit with style.
In a statement that probably had tissues flying off the shelves, former President Carter declared, “Rosalynn was my partner in crime, my ride-or-die. She dished out wise guidance and encouragement like candy at a parade. As long as Rosalynn was kickin’ it on Earth, I knew someone had my back. It’s like having your own personal cheerleader, but with more power suits and less pom-poms.”
Hold onto your monocles, because this power couple managed to keep the flame alive for a whopping 77 years. That’s right, seven-seven. If that doesn’t make your relationship goals seem like child’s play, I don’t know what will.
Rosalynn wasn’t just a First Lady; she was the superhero of mental health advocacy and women’s rights. Move over, Wonder Woman, because Rosalynn was out there fighting the good fight, championing causes like a boss.
So, here’s to you, Rosalynn Carter, the queen of sass and champion of all things awesome. May you rock the afterlife just as you rocked this world. Cheers to 77 years of love, laughter, and one heck of a partnership.