President Obama’s paternal roots lie in Kenya and his rise to leadership of one of the most powerful countries in the world, shows our Happy House kids just what can be achieved.
They, like him from difficult beginnings.The marriage between his father, a Kenyan, and his Amedrican wife was shortlived and the young Barack was brought up in by his mother in the USA. His father returned to Kenya and he saw him only once more.
But being mixed race, from a lone-parent family, helped to shape the boy who went on to become a civil rights lawyer before entering the political arena and making history as America's first black president.
For our Happy House kids he is a role model they can identify with.
They, like he, can aspire to greatness and achieve it.Mama Sue says:fa " I asked Uncle Billy to make sure they make see Obama on the
news, he is the best incentive ever for us!
"I asked Billy to tell our family:‘It’s not where you start it’s where you finish.
Uncle Billy gathered together our older kids to mark the victory by taking it in turns to make presidential speeches.
Uncle Billy comments:" Obama's victory is an inspiration without borders! Our kids know about his triumphatic win and are amazed about his recent achievements.Our children are equally empowered and encouraged not to be weighed down by non-pleasant past experiences and to forge ahead. Believing in themselves is their fundamental underpinning.
They hold a conviction that with determination they can beat all odds and get actively involved in achieving not Only individual but also global acclaimation as agents of change.
Well done Obama, well done our wonderful future presidents."
And maybe, just maybe, Uncle Billy will be right and a Happy House kid will become the President of Kenya. They are certainly getting the upbringing and education to to make anything possible and to go out and make a difference to their own world.
On a visit to relatives in Kenya, Obama made an emotional visit to the graves of his biological father and paternal grandfather.
"For a long time I sat between the two graves and wept," Obama said.
"I saw that my life in America—the black life, the white life, the sense of abandonment I felt as a boy, the frustration and hope I'd witnessed in Chicago—all of it was connected with this small plot of earth an ocean away."