As the Obamas spend their final days at the White House, America and the world seem to have fallen in love with them more and more. The world has been already shedding tears, saying “We will miss you Obama”. And it’s not just the POTUS alone, the world equally loves and respects the FLOTUS – Michelle Obama, no wonder people have been urging to see her fight for presidency in 2020.
We have already seen the president conducting his final Thanksgiving Turkey Pardon ceremony and laughed at his “daddy jokes” and his official address on the special occasion, now he penned down an emotional letter.
In his letter written to his daughters – Malia and Sasha Obama, he highlights how the White House has also been a “home” apart from the office for making the “tough decisions”.
If the world is skeptical and apprehensive about what lies in future of America, the outgoing president and father of two assures the world, the extraordinary kindness in his daughters and young people in the country and world will make the road ahead better.
But what touched our hearts the most was how a proud father thanked his children and wrote, “As we gather to spend time with the people who matter most, let’s take some time to remind our children why we are so thankful for them.” He enshrined his believes in the next generation and wrote,” Because of them, I feel more certain than ever that — no matter what lies ahead — America will always be shaped by those who strive to be kind, giving, and fearless about the future.”
Along with the emotional post he also shared pictures of with his family and pets and yes the world got extremely emotional!
Today, my family will join Americans across the country in sitting down together to give thanks for the good in our lives. This will be the last time we celebrate Thanksgiving in the White House.
For me, this house has served as the backdrop to the tough decisions and trying times that often characterize the Presidency. But it’s also been home — it’s where Michelle and I have watched our daughters grow into the funny, smart, humble, and extraordinary young women they are today.
And when I look back over the years, what strikes me most about my girls is that, despite the challenges that have come their way, they have remained extraordinarily kind. They treat people with the respect and understanding that all of us deserve — no matter who we are, where we come from, who we love, or what we believe. It’s that bedrock belief in decency that can only come from an inherent optimism about the road ahead. And it’s what I find in all the young people I meet when I travel the country and the world.
So today, as we gather to spend time with the people who matter most, let’s take some time to remind our children why we are so thankful for them. Because of them, I feel more certain than ever that — no matter what lies ahead — America will always be shaped by those who strive to be kind, giving, and fearless about the future. I’m grateful for that.
Happy Thanksgiving, everybody.