Obama's Letter to His Daughters: A Must-Read

In celebration of the last week of Bush’s 8 painful years as president, I encourage all to read the beautiful writing of our next president in a letter to his daughters:

‘What I Want for You — and Every Child in America’

By President-elect Barack Obama
Publication Date: 01/14/2009
Barack and Michelle Obama with daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10.

Next Tuesday, Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th President. On this historic occasion, Parade asked the President-elect, who is also a devoted family man, to get personal and tell us what he wants for his children. Here, he shares his letter to 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.

Read the full text in Parade

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