Today Michelle Obama has entered the Pinterest frenzy with a board dedicated to the fathers in her life – her father, of course, and her husband the President.
Ms. Obama speaks with great love and pride of her father. Recently on the David Letterman show she mentioned how he supported the family even while he struggled with illness.
“My father had multiple sclerosis, and I never knew him to be able to walk, but my dad worked so hard and he loved us so much, and I think from him I learned just absolute, complete unconditional love, the notion that kids really don’t need anything but to know that their parents adore them. And I think that’s the greatest gift they gave us, just their constant support and, you know, stability, and that’s really what we try to instill in our girls. I mean, you talk about raising kids, it’s just really — you know, we had rules, we had boundaries, but there wasn’t anything my dad wouldn’t do for us, and, uh — don’t make me cry.
Of course she has nothing but praise for her husband and his role as a father.
Malia and Sasha “understand that their world is secure no matter what,” Mrs. Obama said on ABC’s “The View.” ”They’ve grown to understand that home is wherever we are. … And Dad is always going to be Dad. So they’re good.”
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