The celebration of Father's Day takes on many different styles, many different emphases. This year we have a special example in that our President has presented us with a wonderful example. While holding the most important elected position in the world, Barack Obama has taken the time for his family. He has remained as a human being, with normal activities, and being an American father as much as is possible carrying his position and responsibilities. No one can doubt that a terrible burden was unloaded on him when he took office, more than presidents usually have to deal with and confront.
Without missing a heartbeat, President Obama took on the overwhelming burden left behind by a series of horrible presidents. He met the challenge head-on. He fit into the office of President of the United States in remarkably smooth transition. We have a President in whom we can be very proud, and it is especially important to realize this on Father's Day. His interactions with his wife and girls is exemplary.
On this June, 2009, we can proudly lift our heads as Americans again, celebrate the wonderful father in the White House, and be proud of the way our nation is finally being led with honesty and sensitivity.
Happy Father's Day to President Barack Obama and all American fathers!