Dignity. Grace. Compassion. Warmth. Joy.
These are just a few of the words that we have not been used to describe the White House inhabitants over the last six months. But for the previous eight years, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. had those qualities on full display.
Today is President Barack Obama’s 56th birthday, and former First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her birthday wishes in a way that shows the couple’s true family values. (Tweet below.)
The pictures show the future president taking a break from the Senate campaign trail in 2004 to celebrate his 43rd birthday with his young daughters, who look absolutely thrilled to share a birthday wish and blow out candles with their dad.
To contrast the heartfelt, personal message from Michelle Obama, here is this year’s birthday wish for our current president from the first lady:
But, there is no sense comparing the classy Obama’s to their White House successors.
Today is a day to celebrate the birthday of a true leader who understood service to country and love of family. That’s why we join Michelle Obama in wishing her husband a very happy birthday!
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) 04. август 2017.