Former United States President Barack Obama was not just a good leader, he was also a loving parent, who took a keen interest in the lives of his children, and his wife Michelle.
Despite his top social status, Obama is always present for his two lovely daughters Malia and Sasha.
Together with his pretty wife, they have brought up their daughters, keen to mould them into wonderful women.
And today, 11th June, being Sasha’s birthday, her father took to his social media platforms to celebrate his daughter.
He was so proud as a father to have watched her take every step all the way.
“Happy birthday, Sasha! You’ve grown so much, and it’s been a joy to watch you become the person we always hoped you’d be.”
Optimistic about his daughter’s future, he couldn’t wait to see what she would turn out to be.
“Your mom and I can’t wait to see where life takes you next,” he assured her.
Obama has always fondly spoken about what inspired to get actively being involved in shaping his children’s lives.
It was the absence of his own father, Barack Obama Senior, a Kenyan from Kogelo in Siaya County, that inspired him to become a wonderful.
“The fact that my own father was largely absent from my childhood helped to shape my ideas about the kind of father I intended to be. When Malia was born, I made a promise to myself that my kids would know me, that they’d grow up feeling my love keenly and consistently, knowing that I’d always put them first,” he revealed.
Obama explained how he managed to keep his family close during his busy times when he was the US President.
“While serving as the President, I made sure to have dinner with Michelle, Sasha, and Malia every evening by 6:30pm. We’d eat some good meals and catch up on our days. That was one of the best parts of living above the store, as I sometimes called it.”
And he was sure that his sacrifices have paid off, as is evident in his close-knit family.
“Seeing them grow up into the intelligent, strong, and compassionate young women they’ve become has been the greatest joy of my life. I’m reminded constantly that there’s no place in the world I’d rather be than with Miche and our girls—and it’s why I’ve dedicated my memoir to them,” Obama declared.