Barack Obama Writes a Letter to His Girls

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One of the reasons why I love the CafeMom "Daily Buzz" is because just by reading it I discover stuff I'd miss on my own--like this amazing letter Cafe Suzanne from Baby Buzz wrote about. It's from our soon-to-be-president Barack Obama to his beautiful daughters, Sasha and Malia in this weekend's edition of Parade magazine. Now, I've written letters to my boys before; in fact the first one was in the womb. I saw it as a timeless way to express the depth of my love for them as a mother. But of course, I'm not the next president--which makes this letter to the Obama girls incredibly special. Here's a portion...


"When I was a young man, I thought life was all about me—about how I'd make my way in the world, become successful, and get the things I want. But then the two of you came into my world. I realized that my own life wouldn't count for much unless I was able to ensure that you had every opportunity for happiness and fulfilment in yours. In the end, girls, that's why I ran for President: because of what I want for you and for every child in this nation."

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