Last night, President Obama gave an emotional, heartfelt speech in the presence of his two daughters at his final State Dinner at the White House, last night. This was the first time in his two terms that both girls had been in attendance.
He looked back, saying:
“When I was first elected to this office, Malia was 10 and Sasha was just seven. And they grow up too fast. This fall, Malia Heads off to college. And I’m starting to choke up, so I’m going to wind down and say my remarks. I can’t do it, it’s hard.”
As he reminisced on the growth of his girls, he focused his speech on making children a priority, no matter the class or location.
“We’re here for everybody’s kids. To give our sons and our daughters a better world. To pass to them a world that’s a little safer and little more equal, and a little more just, a little more prosperous so that a young person growing up in Chicago or Montreal or on the other side of the world has every opportunity to make of their life what they will, no matter who they are, or what they look like, or how they pray, or who they love.”
Here’s to you President Obama, here’s to an end of an amazing era.