Letter from President Obama makes her day
Before President Barack Obama left office I sent him and his family a goodbye card, saying how much I would miss them and thanking him for giving us eight years of his life to be my president. I got a nice surprise this week: I got a letter from him and it made my day. I would like to share it so others can see what a great man he is. Here it is, as he wrote it, word for word.
Dear Eleanor, Thanks for your kind message. Michelle and I have been touched by the words of support we’ve received from Americans across the country, and I appreciate the time you took to write.
I’m proud of the progress we’ve made together. Thanks to the participation and resolve of everyday Americans like you, our country is a better and stronger place today than it was before I took office. None of our accomplishments were inevitable - they were the result of people from every background and station in life stepping forward and embracing the important responsibilities of citizenship. As long as we continue working in common effort and presuming the inherent goodness in one another, I’m confident our brightest days will always lie ahead.
Again, thank you for writing. It was the honor of my life to serve as your President, and while there are many milestones moments we will always remember, it was my conversations with people like you that kept me going every single day. They’ve stayed with me, and they always will. Thanks for everything - I wish you the very best. Sincerely,
Isn’t that a lovely letter? It is a keeper. I plan to frame it.
ELEANOR FOSTER Lowell