I know that I am not ready to say goodbye. I can’t believe that 8 years has gone by in a flash. We didn’t deserve you, President and Mrs. Obama, but I am so happy that we got you.
President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, sit for a family portrait in the Oval Office, Dec. 11, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) The attached photo is embargoed until 10am, Dec. 15, 2011, and is provided by THE WHITE HOUSE as a courtesy for use only by online media outlets. This photograph may not be distributed to other media outlets. This photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not otherwise be reproduced, disseminated, broadcast, or archived, without the written permission of the White House Photo Office. This photograph may not be used in any commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.
WASHINGTON, DC – January, 21: President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia Obama and Sasha Obama look on during the 57th Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at the United States Capitol on Monday, January 21, 2013. President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term of office. (Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
There are so many memories. So many firsts. Their strength of character during these past eight years has been the thing that impresses me most about our First Couple.