Barack Obama Holds & Kisses Our Daughter
This is not a joke. We went to the Barack Obama fundraiser at The Biltmore on Friday, September 19th and after his speech, Barack held and kissed our precious little girl and all the photographer's bulbs were flashing. Not only was he gentle and friendly but he spoke to us briefly. Amy made it happen by shouting, "Babies for Obama" and Barack's eye lit right up, stopped shaking hands and reached for her. When Barack heard Amy, he remarked, "and a Mama for Obama." You can kind of see it in the picture but we put Sarah in a onesie that we got from Sarah's Aunt Maggie. It reads, "Babies for Obama. Yes! It Is Time For A Change!" He loved it and definitely got the double entendre.
As you can see in one of the photos, Sarah started to get the unhappy face but then she looked up at Barack and realized not only who was holding her but also looking out for her interests ;) As he kissed her and handed her back to us, Barack said, "You know she almost didn’t make it but then she pulled through." Naturally, I replied, "that's because she's a Democrat." As Barack was about to walk away, I told him, "we're ready for you to kick McCain's butt in the debates next Friday." He smiled and nodded his head almost as if to say, "you just wait, it's on."
Regardless of where your allegiances lie, I’m here to tell you that Barack was a genuine and kindhearted person and we were the proudest parents in the world that evening.
We'll gladly recount the story to anyone who'd like to hear it but as you can imagine, we’re still on cloud 9.