Dear President Obama

Dear President Obama,
I am not really into politics. But, the night you were elected four years ago, I was the one who woke my husband up to tell him the news. I knew it was history in the making and I wanted to remember where I was when it happened.
I am not even American, but I know that the world depends on America having the right man in the lead.
Since you have become president, our lives have also changed dramatically in more personal ways. We moved countries and welcomed our daughter into the world. My husband stopped working for the man and started his own business. I gave up a job I loved to raise my beautiful baby. And on this election night, four years later, we have another kid on the way! A lot can happen in four years!
Especially now that I have a child, I want her to grow up in a world where the best man does win.
I know you didn’t do everything you said you would do. Some people seem to be bummed about that. But hey, I haven’t yet done what I set out to do yet. It doesn’t mean I am not going to do it. I think you will get your work done, if you are given the chance. Maybe people forget that you are human also and learning on the job. Maybe some people can’t remember that getting to where you are right now was huge. A game changer. A chance to do things differently.
I hope you do get the chance tonight, because I think Americans need you to finish what you have started. Good luck from us on the other side of the ocean.
I am sure that I’ll again be the first one in our house to find out that you are still president in the morning!

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2 thoughts on “Dear President Obama

  1. I’m right there with you! I remember that night four years ago when he was elected. Even though I’m not American just the sight of all of those people, with so much hope, being inspired by one man made we well up. I wanted to be a part of that, I wanted to be inspired and hopeful too. Have the last four years lived up to all of that, probably not but I still think there’s room for more hope and more inspiration. I hope he gets the chance to show what he can do with four more.

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