Happy 100th post to ME!!! This has been such a blessing, a lot of work, and a lot of fun working on and creating this blog. I have grown so much since May when I did my first post. When I wrote that post, I had NO clue what I would write about. But I knew I liked to talk, so I didn’t think it would be that hard! In any event, I wanted to make sure that my 100th post was significant, so I decided to share my thoughts on one of the most influential families in the world, The Obamas.
I have been a Barack Obama supporter since he declared his candidacy. Not only was I a supporter of the candidate, but I was a supporter of his family. It’s been awhile since a positive image of an African-American family has been seen in mainstream media. People’s first look was “The Cosby Show”…and that was fictional; I’m glad that the Obamas are very real and have not changed anything since President Obama was elected. Lucky for me, I am a part of and grew up seeing great black families, so this was not a foreign concept to me.
I appreciate how involved our First Lady is on causes that she holds dear. The last time I saw a FLOTUS this active was Nancy Reagan…and I was a toddler. I’m sure Secretary of State Clinton and both Mrs. Bushes were active…I just don’t remember. (Or maybe I didn’t pay attention.) I love the attention that she has given to military families and to childhood obesity. She has become such an icon and role model, and it’s been a while since the world has seen a person like her-one who is able to inspire greatness in so many people.
I also appreciate how Sasha and Malia are being kept under wraps. I feel like when President Clinton and (the 2nd) President Bush were in the White House, you always heard something about their kids. Now, maybe I’m living under a rock, but I haven’t heard too much about Sasha and Malia in the news. They go to school and do what kids do, which I think is great! Now, I have to admit that my friends and I were once joking around and said that it would be SO hard for a boy to date either one of them (when they get older). They have to deal with Secret Service, Barack and Michelle, and don’t forget Grandma Marian!
To say I love the Obamas is an understatement. I appreciate the positive changes that have taken place in this country since President Obamas inauguration and how he and Michelle work as a team. I appreciate how Sasha and Malia are nowhere to be seen each week in some magazine or newspaper. And I definitely appreciate how the Obamas are able to keep some family traditions in place after the move to DC from Chicago.
So what do you guys think? Are the Obamas a good family role model for Americans? Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city.
P.S. I purposefully stayed away from ANY election or political stuff. I’m saving that for my next post! 😉