Saturday, December 18, 2010
Christmas at The White House
Michelle Obama's theme for this Christmas season is "Simple Gifts." As she explains the greatest blessing is being able to be with loved ones, enjoy freedom and reach out to others in need. The theme is about family and helping community. I am so proud to see the wonderful work our first lady is doing for the children of this country. Her program, Let's Move! encourages families to exercise and develop healthy eating habits. Her message is very important to the African American community where families are facing major health issues. Adopting a healthy lifestyle should be a priority in the African American families. In this video, she reminds everyone to support military families especially during the holidays.
This season the Obamas have both managed to spotlight their interest in children and families. President Barack Obama also published his first children's book, of Thee I Sing A Letter to My Daughters. He begins with, "Have I told you lately how wonderful you are? A great message for all children. The book illustrated by Loren Long published by Random House pays tribute to thirteen ground breaking Americans and the ideals that shaped our nation. Sales will go to a scholarship fund for children of soldiers injured or killed. Of course, he dedicated the book to Michelle - whose fierce love and daily good sense have nourished such wonderful daughters.