Friday, January 23, 2009

Playing House in the White House

By now most have heard parts of the letter that the Bush twins wrote to Sasha and Malia, a passing of the baton if you will. But on The Today Show this morning the twins read the letter while a slide show of them growing up in the White House was shown. It brought tears to my eyes. This excerpt touched me the most:

"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."
A little inspiring isn't it?

Whether we dislike a person, disapprove of their actions or whatever judgment we are passing, each person has a family, is a father, mother, sister, etc. And just like these girls said of their daddy, many people will think they know him, but they have no idea...

Today I will try to judge a little less.

1 comment:

Chana said...

I totally got teary-eyed reading that letter! it was so sweet and totally gave a different perspective to Mr. Bush.