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.