Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguration tears

I've promised not to get political on this blog, which not only is something required of me in order to not get fired from my job, but also because I really doubt you guys want to hear my views on things.

But I do think it's totally fair game and a-political to say that I got a little misty-eyed yesterday reading this open letter from Jenna and Barbara Bush to the Sasha and Malia Obama.

This part at the end really got me. Although, I fully confess that perhaps it was PMS.
And finally, although it's an honor and full of so many extraordinary opportunities, it isn't always easy being a member of the club you are about to join. Our dad, like yours, is a man of great integrity and love; a man who always put us first. We still see him now as we did when we were seven: as our loving daddy. Our Dad, who read to us nightly, taught us how to score tedious baseball games. He is our father, not the sketch in a paper or part of a skit on TV. Many people will think they know him, but they have no idea how he felt the day you were born, the pride he felt on your first day of school, or how much you both love being his daughters. So here is our most important piece of advice: remember who your dad really is.

I mean, regardless of what you think about politics, policies and political issues, who can't relate to the bond of family, even if you can't imagine living your life and growing up on such a public stage?

So three cheers to big sisters and little sisters and helping each other _ related or not _ through what will most assuredly be a life-changing event.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Oh, that was SO sweet! I hadn't seen that yet. Very honest and loving of the Bush girls.