After reading Obama’s letter, I’m an instant Obama fan

While the rest of America loved Barack Obama months ago, it is only now that I became an Obama fan. It’s nothing political, though I noticed that he’s a good-looking and intelligent man too. But one thing that made me love Obama is his letter that Barack Obama wrote to his daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama. Sigh, I miss Papa. I’m a daddy’s little girl and until now, I’m still yearning for more time from my father but things have changed. I guess I’ll settle and just wait for the time when Jeff and our will-be daughter/s will have a daddy-daughter relationship…

Okay, enough for the drama and on to a more tearjerker one… Some excerpts from Parade Magazine who asked President-elect Barack Obama to write a letter to his daughters and what he wants for them:

Dear Malia and Sasha,

I know that you’ve both had a lot of fun these last two years on the campaign trail, going to picnics and parades and state fairs, eating all sorts of junk food your mother and I probably shouldn’t have let you have. But I also know that it hasn’t always been easy for you and Mom, and that as excited as you both are about that new puppy, it doesn’t make up for all the time we’ve been apart. I know how much I’ve missed these past two years, and today I want to tell you a little more about why I decided to take our family on this journey.

When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me-about how I’d make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world with all your curiosity and mischief and those smiles that never fail to fill my heart and light up my day. And suddenly, all my big plans for myself didn’t seem so important anymore. I soon found that the greatest joy in my life was the joy I saw in yours. And I realized that my own life wouldn’t count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfillment in yours. In the end, girls, that’s why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation.

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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.

I am so proud of both of you. I love you more than you can ever know. And I am grateful every day for your patience, poise, grace, and humor as we prepare to start our new life together in the White House.

Love, Dad


Read the entire letter HERE.

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  2. earthlingorgeous says:

    Naku if your now an Obama fan (I am from the very start btw.) I think you would like this: Obama Meets Spider Man special issue of Amazing Spiderman magazine by Marvel comics.

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  3. Jennifer L Price says:

    I hadn’t seen this letter before, but appreciate it very much. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. mekinudols says:

    I’m not sure if I am fan, but when i heard of the issues about Obama ‘wasn’t in favor of BpO / Call centers’ I really became INTERESTED of him and I guess I’m actually waiting for his oath taking tomorrow .. GOD BLESS OBAMA!
    *woot* (btw. i work for in a BPO/Call center.. hehe)

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  6. I don´t live in the states,but I am a BIG Obama Fan – I believe,he will change the world!
    Have a great day

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  8. what a very meaningful letter.. he really can do something to change the world.. thanks for sharing 🙂

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