12 years ago, in this exact same day, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44 President of the USA.
Since then, he did a lot for the american people and the world. He opened paths that had to be opened, even if now some are still desperately trying to close some of them.
He lead a nation, he educated people that wanted to be educated, he was the voice for the many who weren’t heard before. He was a commander and a force. The number one on the planet.
But, I guess, in the evening, he would still be the housband and the father. He would still had to listen to how the days of his girls went. Or the dramas at school; the gossips about a nice boy, or maybe two…
At the time I was amazed by some of his achievements as the greatest leader of the world. As I still am of his latest projects. But I am more amazed that he took the time and effort to make public some of the letters he wrote to his daughters.
He put them together in a book called Of THEE I SING, illustrated by Loren Long. Is a Teachers’ pick on Amazon and a kind of book a father and a leader should write to his kids.As a legacy if not for any patriotic reason.
The love and pride he feels for his daughters is everywhere in the book. The care and encouragement he give them, not trying to impose, just guide.
For a man, even if he is the most powerful on the planet, to show so much devotion and love for his daughters, is certainly a sign of true courrage.
I hope the history will be able soon to put other great name along his. And for me to be able to read another beautiful sign of devotion as this book is.