Final Reflections: Jimmy Carter Cherishes Tributes and Peanut Butter Ice Cream in Hospice Care
Former US President, Jimmy Carter, amid the quietude of home hospice care, has been heartily relishing visits from loved ones, while humorously reminiscing about past times. Notably, Carter's ongoing tributes and his all-time favorite peanut butter ice cream have been significant sources of joy during this poignant period, as reported by Radar Online.
Andrew Young, a previous U.N. ambassador under the Carter administration, recently spent time with the 39th president. During his visit, Young observed a spirited Carter, surrounded by loved ones, including his grandson, Jason, among others. This gathering, a tribute to Carter, was held just northeast of Atlanta.
Currently, the former president and his wife, Rosalynn, married for over seven decades, have been welcoming the outpour of love and support. Jason described their situation as "the best possible way: the two of them together at home." Despite their circumstances, the couple maintains their optimism, buoyed by their faith. Jason told the Associated Press, "They also know that they're not in charge…Their faith is really grounding in this moment. In that way, it's as good as it can be."
Carter's grandson also shared that the former president has been particularly touched by the renewed media attention spotlighting his presidential tenure and the subsequent global humanitarian initiatives he undertook with Rosalynn. After leaving the White House, the couple co-founded The Carter Center in 1982, an achievement that culminated in a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.
Jason explained that his grandfather's appreciation of these tributes has been a silver lining during these times. "He is certainly getting to see the outpouring and it's been gratifying to him for sure," Jason said.
Notably, the former president, maintaining his iconic political image as a peanut farmer, continues to indulge in his favorite peanut butter ice cream as he nears his 99th birthday in October.
Back in February, The Carter Center announced that Jimmy Carter had chosen to forgo additional medical interventions, opting instead for hospice care in his Plains, Georgia, home. "They are at peace and — as always — their home is full of love," Jason tweeted during the announcement.