The Obamas are packing up and moving on, new occupants will be moving into the White House.
I ask you to allow me a little therapudic writing. You see I was one of the first to join the Obama movement. I knew in my heart he would be my president. Never before had I felt that way about a president and never expect to again in my lifetime.
Personally, I will miss them. I have great respect for the office of president and I believe the Obamas share that respect for the office and for the history represented in that office.
Eight years we've enjoyed this scandal free administration, it's been wonderful. They've given America the best example of parenting as they've raised their children in the White House from little girls to poised young women. As a couple they really like each other. You can see it in their faces when they look at each other.
I'll miss the President's smile, and his calm demeanor. He was encourager in chief, a steady presence in troubling times. He thinks America is great and kept me believing it. He was a positive presence for the children and young adults, the future of this country.
Never once have I cringed when he takes the microphone. I have complete confidence he will not bungle the task when he speaks to America. He's a quiet, calm, and thoughtful presence.
My tears this morning are not solely for my loss but for America's loss as well. Sometimes you don't miss something until it's gone.