Friday, January 20, 2017

A Fond Farewell to the Obamas

In these weeks leading up to the Inauguration of Donald Trump (which, admittedly, I have not tuned into at all today), I couldn't help but feel an underlying sadness as we bid adieu to the Obamas. Regardless of what you think of President Obama's policies or party affiliations or whatever, I don't think you can deny that they were a wonderful First Family and one classy representation of the United States of America.

Since I'm not a very political person, I won't be sharing any political sentiments or opinions in this space. But I will say that I will miss the Obamas as the face of America. They always brought a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. They seemed relatable, sincere, and genuinely kind. I don't know what went on behind closed doors in terms of policy or politics, but the image I saw portrayed to the public was one of sophisticated poise, and I will sincerely miss them.

Watercolor print of the First Family by Jennifer Vallez of Sophie and Lili

I look ahead to the next for years with a guarded heart. Undoubtedly, some change will occur, and I hope with everything that I have that those changes will move us forward as a nation and bring us closer as human beings. My main hope is that we see less hate and more love.

Have a splendid weekend, loves. Check back Monday for the first installment of a new series!

If you like the print shared above, the link in the caption will take you to the print's listing in her shop (here's a direct link to her main website). This is not sponsored by any means. I am simply a fan of the artist's work and have personally ordered a custom watercolor portrait from her in the past.

**I have disabled comments for this post; I do not care to get into a political debate here. Just wanted to share my heart.**