Dear Mr. President

Dear President and First lady Obama,

Eight years ago I stood outside from 5:30 in the morning until sometime in the afternoon to watch you become the first African American President of the United States of America.  I was somewhere between the Capitol and the Washington Monument with my family patiently waiting for the inauguration to take place. Even though I was cold and tired that day, there wasn’t any other place that I wanted to be other than in Washington D.C. on the mall waiting for you to become my President. When you were elected on November 2008 it changed my life. I, as a young African American women saw that it was possible to do anything here in America. I saw people that looked like me obtain the highest public government office in the US.

The year that you were elected was my freshman year of high school. At that time, I didn’t know what I truly wanted to do with my life. However, seeing you as President and hearing the slogan Yes We Can, I knew that whatever I wanted to do was possible. This year holds life changing events, your term as president ended and I completed college. I plan to go medical and graduate school and become a public health doctor.  While I look over the last eight years, I am grateful to have had you as my President. Whenever I needed a strong African American role model I just had to turn on the news and there you were and Mrs. Obama. Mrs. Obama, your Get Up and Move campaign has inspired me to pursue a career in public health and to teach people the values of a healthy lifestyle.

I want to express how much I have enjoyed having you as my President and First Lady.  Thank you President Obama for all of the late nights, the unending meetings, making decisions that kept us as Americans safe, and for working hard. Thank you Mrs. Obama for allowing Mr. Obama to run for President and being an amazing woman figure for all the girls and young women around the world. Thank you so much the whole Obama family for serving our country. You have made me extremely proud to be an American and an African American. I pray that you may continue to touch lives in this next phase in your life. May God bless you.

Sincerely,

Elyse

 

 

 

 

 

 

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