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Saturday, 6 August 2016

EIGHT GOLDEN YEARS OF BLACK LOVE IN THE WHITE HOUSE: “A LEGACY ADORED”.





The beautiful first family:Photo taken off the web
When I wrote the memoir for my role model, President Obama and his beautiful family, I thought I was saying bye with tears of joy and I wouldn’t be tempted to write anything again before I met him in person—well, I was so wrong, I have since written many pieces where his legendary name surfaces as a re-enforcer to my points [remember, as Mrs. Clinton said recently while delivering her acceptance speech, he is the ‘explainer in chief’]. What I have learned from this great man and his phenomenal wife, FLOTUS Michelle Obama, is absolutely beyond description: all I can say is that it makes me wake up each day with morale to work hard and one day inspire people like these two have inspired my person over the years. Yes, I have learned over the years that good deeds are contagious—we either do and write about them or live by them our entire lives.

What maybe the greatest riddle of our time is the unforgettable question from the iconic Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr:Life’s persistent and most Urgent Question is: “what are you doing for others? I have seen President Obama do a zillion things not only for the best of the United States but rather the whole world, for that I am utterly thankful for his unflinching sacrifice for the common good of his fellow human siblings. President Obama has been a strong father, a great husband to Michelle Obama, a legendary President and certainly a legendary universal citizen. This article will chronicle some of the memories that have been and will continue to ennoble me as I chase my dreams. I will start off with a video clip to Michelle and Barack, read on.
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VIDEO SOURCE: Video taken off the web

I have often said to those who question the praise  that I sing for  President Obama; ‘he isn’t an angel’, but the life he has led is one any sane human being should pride in—and hold by the handle, there are very many life-changing lessons, especially if you want to dial back optimism into your life. For me, as I write this, I cast my faith card that if I stay on track with what I have learned from this great man; I am going to be everything that I have for a dream: when I meet with him, part of what I intend to do before I leave the face of the earth, I want us to reminisce about these things and take a good laugh together. I want to tell him,Mr.President,lets take a good look down memory lane, see how absolutely phenomenal you have been to the world—indeed, as Mark Twain once said, you have lived the second most important day of your life: doing what you are meant to do, that’s what I want to do with my life equally.

President Obama and his dear wife Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States, have led a very exemplary life not only for their children [Malia&Sasha] but for everyone: especially more, the future presidents of the united states, in earnest; there is a lot the future leaders of this greatest nation on earth have to take from Barack & Michelle.Personally,FLOTUS Michelle Obama has set the bar so high for the woman I will have for a wife in wife, I have vowed not to settle for anything less than Michelle Obama & Hillary Clinton: because, I am going to work each day to be like President Obama & Bill Clinton, a win-win situation for me—MICHELLE OBAMA IS DOPE.

POTUS OBAMA & his beautiful Michelle
President Obama has time and again sung praise to his beautiful wife Michelle Obama; and how he affectionately loves her;  adores her curves and how he is lucky to have her for a wife. I have also seen and heard President Obama tell the world how being a dad to his beautiful daughters his first job, for all these he is completely accurate, indeed he is a very blessed man: with Michelle and the girls. In one of the interviews with US magazine two years ago, he is quoted saying: “the fact that they got a tall, gorgeous mom who has some curves, and that their father appreciates, I think is helpful’, Obama said of his kids Malia and Sasha, he went on to say, “when you are a dad of two daughters you more’, he explained. “When I was a kid, I didn’t realize the enormous pressure that young women are placed under in terms of looking a certain way. In a very interesting interview with Barbara Walters a while ago, Michelle says words that are very fundamental for this this paragraph, about happiness, she says: “Happiness is family—the health of family—just to keep it short. I could go on and on, but when my family is good, I am good”.

PRESIDENT OBAMA AS A SYMBOL OF HOPE FOR THE TROUBELED HEART(S) 

POTUS OBAMA & FLOTUS MICHELLE PAYING RESPECTS
The passing of the iconic Nelson Mandela was a very tough time I bet—right from what his spoke about him and how what he stood for on the face of the earth [even with his living legacy], I am saying that because as I wrote earlier in the memoir; it is because of President Obama’s involvement in the apartheid that he realized that he actually had ideas that were brilliant; who knows if that’s what set the pace for the man we celebrate today? He said it categorically clear that the world may never see the likes of Mandela again, his healing speech for so many of us that grieved the icon were so blessed to hear words like these:
“it is hard to eulogize any man—to capture in words not just the facts and the dates that make a life, but the essential truth of a person—their private joys and sorrows; the quiet moments and unique qualities that illuminate someone’s soul. How much harder to so for a giant of History, whomove a nation toward justice and in the process moved billions around the world”, he went on to say [PS: I love this part], “Given the sweep of his life, the scope of his accomplishments, the adoration that he so rightly earned, it is tempting to remember Nelson Mandela as an icon, smiling serene, detached from the tawdry affairs of lesser men. But Madiba himself strongly resisted such a lifeless portrait. Instead, Madiba insisted on sharing with us his doubts and fears; his miscalculations along his victories. ‘I am not a saint”, he said, “Unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps trying”. I remember I was doing my last papers for my first college degree but that week, I mourned and celebrated this icon’s life achievements—every time I had, in President Obama’s beautiful speech, I found solace no one else could give me; for that I am thankful!
POTUS OBAMA & THE LATE MAYA
The late Maya Angelou, whose legacy will forever live on ,is one of the most phenomenal writers I have ever known [the world will ever know]—there are so many writers that have inspired my person especially in the course of doing what I can in the restoration of civil liberties but yeah,Maya is alegend!Whiles President Obama was speaking out there about the passing of this literal guru, giving hope and comforting her bereaved family—celebrating her life, in a soothing speech, he said these comforting words [an excerpt chosen with intent]: “Like so many others, Michelle and I always cherish the time we were privileged to spend time with Maya with a kind word and strong embrace, she had the ability to remind us that we are all God’s children; that we all have something to offer. And while Maya’s day maybe done, we take comfort in knowing that her song will continue “flung in Heaven’—and we celebrate the dawn that Maya helped us bring”. Every bit of this speech is a healing word and if there is anything that anybody who wanted a kind word to hear, it is the beautiful words of President Obama: thanks again, Mr. President.
FROM JOE TO BARACK: GIFT,PHOTO SOURCE:HERE
When I read about Joe Biden’s birthday gift to President Obama, I couldn’t resist sharing it on facebook; [this article being my gift to President Obama for his 55thbirthday, I vowed to make it the best thing I have ever written],for I had spent the whole day in my room reminiscing through the years and writing. These two, Vice President Joe Biden & President Barack Obama, will pass down in History as the most adorable set I have known years [besides President Bill Clinton and Al Gore; and of course  the upcoming Hillary-Kaine Presidency];they have been two mature adults who looked out for not only themselves but America and the whole world. The speech President Obama gave when Beau Biden passed on helped a lot when I lost dad and as I wrote an eulogy for my father. His speech was so full of love and an indescribable sense of personhood and human decency:
A man’, wrote an Irish man poet, “is original when he speaks the truth that has always been known to good men”, Beau was an original. He was a man of character. A man who was deeply loved and loved in return, he went on to say [words that helped so much as person and always will]: “without love, life can be cruel. Sometimes cruelty is deliberate—the action of bullies and bigots, or the inaction of those indifferent to another’s pain. But often, cruelty is simply born of life, a matter of fate or God’s will, beyond our mortal powers to comprehend. To suffer such faceless, seemingly random cruelty can harden the softest hearts, or shrink the sturdiest. It can make one mean, or bitter, or full of self-pity. Or, to paraphrase an old proverb, it can make you beg for lighter burden.
But if you are strong enough, it can also make you ask God for broader shoulders; broader enough to hear not only your own burdens, but the burdens of others; shoulders broad enough to shield those who need shelter the most. To know Beau is to know which choice he made in Life and the rest of the Biden family is to know why Beau lived the life he lived the life he did, For Beau, a cruel twist of fate came early—the car accident that took his mom and his sister, and confined Beau and Hunter, then still toddlers, to hospital beds at Christmastime”. These are very powerful words, trust me they will always live in Joe Biden’s heart: no wonder his 55th birthday message to Barack read, ‘you will always be my brother’.

Obama weeping while addressing the Sandy Hook Shootings
His message of reconciliation with the `past [when Dylan Roof and his race war instinct killed many]—At the honorable reverend; Clement Pinckney’s funeral, I must say if the perpetrators of hate and bigotry had listened well-enough, those words would have certainly made it impossible to have the careless mistakes we have seen since. In very articulate healing words, he said:
The bible calls us to hope. Topersevere, and have faith in things not seen. ‘They were living by faith when they died. Scripture tell us. “They didn’t receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers here on earth”. Talking about Reverend Pinckney [and I am more interested in this], he said: “He embodied the idea that our Christian faith demands deeds and not just words; that the ‘sweet hour of prayer’ actually lasts the whole week long—that to put our faith in action is more than individual salvation; it’s about our collective salvation; that to feed and close the naked and house the homeless is not just a call for isolated charity but the imperative of a just society”—as I wrote recently, this is what we talk about when we talk about collective salvation: STRONGER TOGETHER: ‘EUREKA

POTUS OBAMA ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUE
President Obama’s love for the environment is something that will forever be remembered in the Politics of this Universe. He has met the very ugly critics [the republicans who think global warming is a myth [; but soldiering on, taking it to the World Paris Climate Change Summit with thorough and stellar explanations could never explain better the always challenged; but never equaled intelligence of this man.Back home, the republican cynics who are only good at yammering and bickering, would rather listen to these words if they are so averse to reading them: “Nearly 200 nations have assembled here this week—a declaration that for all the challenges we face, the growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other. What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined to save our planet, is the fact that our nations share a sense of urgency about this challenge and a growing realization that it is within our power to do something about it.Our understanding of the ways human beings disrupt the climate advances by the day.Fourteen of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2000—and 2015 is on pace to be the warmest year of all. No nation—large or small, wealthy or poor—is immune to what this means”. This ends with a reminder that back at home Michelle is insisting, go veggy,oh how sweet!: the world has been so blessed to have you, in earnest.
When POTUS OBAMA & POPE FRANCIS MET
President Obama has proven beyond doubt that surely America is a place where liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness are engrained in the American creed. For me, I first didn’t understand how he found gay marriage a call to make, but the day I went back to the drawing board; I realized. I intentionally chose this photo of President Obama and Pope Francis because if there is anyone from whom I have learned tolerance the last eight years, it is these two men. Right from the refugee crisis the world faces and immigration laws to radical jihadism and all there is to this subject—they have exuded utter understanding that we are one human race, who if only we become tolerant enough; shall we live in Peace and harmony as one strong universal family.

TAKE ANOTHER GOOD LAUGH PRESIDENT OBAMA, NEXT IS POTUS HILLARY.

POTUS OBAMA & HILLARY CLINTON TAKE A GOOD LAUGH
I wouldn’t feel at ease if I didn’t share this beautiful photo—the most politically mature souls I have encountered in a long while, I have said this before [a zillion times it turns out] and I will still say it as Hillary swears in January 2017.Yes President Obama surely deserves a good laugh—he has had the most insane republican obstructionism since President Bill Clinton but yet still; as goes the saying that ‘nothing baffles the achemes of the enemy like a composed soul’, it is Barack that has had the highest approval ratings since Bill Clinton. He has certainly earned the recognition and to slide his legacy to a bigoted demagogue that Donald Trump is would be ‘sanity insanity’. So, it is and will be Hillary Rodham Clinton, first female President of the United States. From what I see, the solid maths is that surely History is going to be re-written for the second time.
Grace Abaho Sr:THE MORE I FEEL AMERICAN
In life, there are two things: ‘you dream and then put your will to action’ .It’s been a long while since I sang Praise for President Obama&Michelle, President Bill Clinton &Hillary—whilst proclaiming I am going to sit on one table and have a good laugh with them someday. To so many pessimists, who doubt the audacity of hope, it’s me staring at my own narvel: the good news to me and those who believe in the power of hard work, it’s real and against that background I proclaim the LORD will make it happen. I have said I want to be Africa’s greatest youngest writer before. Recently after I had written the full Hillary Clinton endorsement on behalf on #TeamHillaryUganda [a volunteer team steering the launch of the first female POTUS] ,one of the people that admire my life’s work, just like Owen Erima &Peri Harris [co-founders of the volunteer team] and so many others ,my sister in Christ , Diana Kakeeto, wrote to me words that I can’t resist sharing in a such a piece:



Grace Abaho Sr, maximum respect to you in Jesus’ name. Thank you so much for the article. With busy life sometimes, I don’t watch the news; check the internet or read newspapers so you helped me catch up with a lot. Loved it, loved it and loved it.Grace,in life some people will not give you positive criticism because they want you to feel worthless, bring you down or lower your self-esteem. Ignore them and focus. Just don’t forget to kneel before God and commit your passion/plans in his hands. Remember: ‘WHEN YOU KNEEL BEFORE GOD; EVERYTHING ELSE WILL KNEEL BEFORE YOU.WHEN YOU FOCUS YOUR EYES ON GOD; EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FOCUS ON YOU’. You gona be one of the greatest writers the world has ever known in Jesus’ name. Keep it up and God bless

A collage of POTUS OBAMA & I,yes we look alike.
Diana has insinuated that I look like President Obama before, so I took myself to the test and that’s what I found. If you haven’t laughed throughout the article, here is the time for you to take a good laugh, read on. If the Lord answers the Prayers, when I meet up with President Obama, one of the things will be to ask him to take the mirror with me and see how resemble.Maybe,I said maybe, we could be related: between now and then, my faith card is cast and I continue to ask the Lord to bless President Obama and his family, President Bill Clinton and his family, all those that have supported my writing career in ways possible and that America will go to the voting booth in November and elect Hillary Clinton for a massive win she deserves.Amen

Grace Abaho Sr is an INDEPENDENT BLOGGER: ARTICLE TAILORED FOR BARACK ,MICHELLE& THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.


















1 comment:

  1. I wanted to refer you to read the Last Lecture: Achieving your Childhood dreams by Randy Pausch. It will resonate with your article

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