Sympathies to the Obama Family

Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died.  I know she had been very ill, and I would never want to prolong anyone’s suffering, but I had so wished that she would live to see him elected President tomorrow.

My heart goes out to Barack Obama and his family.  It is hard to lose a family member under any circumstances, particularly one who stepped in as a parent. and I know tomorrow will be bittersweet for them.

ETA:  Here’s a link to the statement from the Obama family.

5 Responses to “Sympathies to the Obama Family”

  1. Cindi says:

    I was so disappointed to hear Sen. Obama’s grandmother passed before she got to see her pride and joy win the presidency of the US. It would have been a proud moment, indeed. Our prayers are with him and his family.

  2. kayman says:

    I had a moment of silence for Obama and his family for the lost of his last parental figure in his life.

  3. Kathy says:

    I wonder if she had any idea how much he would achieve when he was growing up in her house. Do we ever know what our (grand)children will be? She was born only two years after women got the vote in the US; could she have imagined that a black man would ever run for president?

    I hope the family will have some time to grieve after today. It’s an important part of the process.

  4. Almod says:

    It’s sad, I’m glad that Obama got one last opportunity to visit with her. He pretty much knew at the time that it would be the last time he saw her.

    But it does irk me when I look at the response (again!) on the al.com message boards. I have no idea WHY the moderators allow such hateful remarks to stay up and yet delete mature, rational arguments.

  5. Kathy says:

    I didn’t even check the al.com forums. When I read that Michelle Malkin was deleting comments at her site, I knew it would be too disgusting to stomach.

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