Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Obama's Letter to His Daughters
And even more than all the reasons in my previous post, this letter from Obama to his two young daughters, Sasha and Malia, illustrates why having him as our President makes me hopeful. He reveals both the heart of a father as well as his conviction to make life better for those children less fortunate than his own. If that truly remains his primary motivation, he will do well as a President.

Here's just an excerpt:

[Your grandmother] helped me understand that America is great not because it is perfect but because it can always be made better-and that the unfinished work of perfecting our union falls to each of us. It's a charge we pass on to our children, coming closer with each new generation to what we know America should be.

I hope both of you will take up that work, righting the wrongs that you see and working to give others the chances you've had. Not just because you have an obligation to give something back to this country that has given our family so much-although you do have that obligation. But because you have an obligation to yourself. Because it is only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you will realize your true potential.

These are the things I want for you-to grow up in a world with no limits on your dreams and no achievements beyond your reach, and to grow into compassionate, committed women who will help build that world. And I want every child to have the same chances to learn and dream and grow and thrive that you girls have. That's why I've taken our family on this great adventure.

Read the full text here.

via Jesus Creed


posted by Mike Clawson at 11:49 AM | Permalink |


At 2/14/2009 04:23:00 AM, Blogger Canopy

There are a lot of bloggers commenting about how the Obamas are good role models for a healthy, loving family.


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