Today is the final day that Barack Obama will serve as President of the United States. I, and millions of others, will mark this day rejoicing for the courage, integrity, dignity, and humility he has shown. Faced with constant adversity from darkened hearts, he has always taken the high road, responding firmly, yet respectfully. When the legislature refused to do the business of this country, he used available authority to keep the ship of state safe and afloat. He protected our men and women in uniform by refusing to sacrifice them in futile conflicts, yet marshalled our defenses to keep this homeland safe from any external attacks. We have come back from the abyss of a major depression to regain economic stability. For the millions left hopeless without healthcare, he brought life saving services. For those filled with anger and rage, he provided a calming voice, urging them to seek peace and harmony with each other. He was the ultimate patriot, always believing in the goodness of our citizenry, and the power of the dream our founding fathers provided. He was a tireless cheerleader for all who served their fellow man in action, prayer, and generosity. He sought to protect our valuable resources, and citizens, for the generations to follow. He set aside the temptations toward greed, power, and legacy to pursue what is right for all members of our nation. Finally, he practiced the most essential truth of his Christian faith, to love each other as God loves us.
If you looked with an open heart, you would have seen this. I consider this man one of our nations true blessings, and I’m confident historians will as well.