Barack Obama: ‘How the Presidency Made Me a Better Father’
- JWB Post
- June 22, 2015
This essay by Barack is just in time. The U.S President has decided to speak up on the occasion of Father’s Day writing about how his work has made him a better father. And we thought being a Pressy must have taken a toll on his life.
He tells why it is good to be busy:
When you’re the President of the United States, you’re surrounded at all times—by aides, by press, by Secret Service, by crowds. It’s a bubble that’s hard to escape. That’s what makes the people with whom you surround yourself in those rare private moments all the more important.
He reveals a truth:
People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more “normal” than it’s ever been.
He even thanks his staff, women in his life and the other people supporting him:
It just so happens that I’m fortunate enough to be surrounded by women. They’re the most important people in my life. They’re the people who’ve shaped me the most. And in this job, they are my sanctuary.
My staff knows that it pretty much takes a national emergency to keep me away from that dinner table.
And finally he speaks about his only Mantra:
For as long as possible, I’m going to enjoy every minute of finally having us all together under one roof.
The full essay will be published in July/August 2015 issue of More.