The White House seems to remain in a constant state of chaos. Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, scarcely a minute goes by without some new scandal appearing. It has been a tumultuous year in the United States.
Missing the Obamas
While the nation reels day after day under the presidency of Donald Trump, small things surface that make people long for days passed. Not the days of wild west unrest and disregard for environment, people, and laws displayed by the entire Trump administration. The quieter, more recent days when a sane man and woman occupied the White House. Even people who hated former President Barack Obama are noticing the difference in leadership.
Nowhere is that difference more prevalent than in the actions of the First Lady. Proclaiming to be working against cyber bullying, current First Lady Melania Trump has done almost nothing to further her cause. There have been scant mentions of the subject in her rare public appearances. There have been zero programs proposed for implementation. She certainly doesn’t bother to attempt to control the cyber bullying of her husband.
A Beautiful Moment
Former First Lady Michelle Obama recently showed the world how to do things right. The heartfelt moment came after a beautiful photo went viral. The photo portrayed a very young girl staring, awestruck, at the newly unveiled portrait of Obama.
The 2-year-old, Parker Curry, her mother, Jessica Curry, and Parker’s younger sister, 1-year-old Ava Curry, met the former First Lady in her Washington D.C. office on Tuesday. In an earlier interview with CNN, Jessica Curry related the story behind the original photograph:
Parker was in front on the portrait, and I really wanted her to turn around so I could get a picture with her, and she genuinely, honestly would not turn around. She was uncooperative with me because she was just so focused on the portrait and studying it, and she was just so fascinated.
Jessica Curry has defined goals for raising her two daughters. During the interview with CNN, she explained why she had taken the girls to see the portraits quite clearly:
In further discussion with (Parker) yesterday and today, I realized that she believes Michelle Obama is a queen, and she wants to be a queen as well … As a female and as a girl of color, It’s really important that I show her people who look like her that are doing amazing things and are making history so that she knows she can do.
Little Parker may think of Michelle Obama as a queen right now, but she will grow up learning about influential women and the impact they can make on the world. The two enjoyed a wonderful moment and a dance:
Parker, I'm so glad I had the chance to meet you today (and for the dance party)! Keep on dreaming big for yourself…and maybe one day I'll proudly look up at a portrait of you! pic.twitter.com/faUVTsYWun
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) March 6, 2018
Both Barack and Michelle Obama continue to display the statesmanship that defined their tenure in the White House. Their ease in associating with all levels of humanity remain unparalleled. As time passes, they will be remembered fondly in our history books as more than just the first “black” First Family. Their values and spirit will continue to guide the nation in a better direction.
Featured image from Twitter