March 10, 2021
Former President of the United States of America Barack Obama shared two throwback pictures on his Instagram page of him posing with his mother, grandmother, and sister.
On Monday, former US President Barack Obama recalled old memories when he shared two throwback pictures on his Instagram page. The first picture showed him posing in front of the Grand Canyon, clad in a white jacket and chinos pants.
The second photo showed the former president posing with his younger sister, Maya, and flanked by his mom, Ann Dunham, and grandma, Madelyn Dunham.
In the post's caption, Obama wrote that part of the essential aspect of being an American is setting out to chase after the things present at the far end of the horizon.
He recalled his first cross-country road trip with his mother, grandmother, and sister, revealing they traveled everywhere from Seattle, where his mom grew up, to Yellowstone National Park and other places. He added:
"Even at the time, my experience was consistent with a sense [...] I was going to have to go on some sort of journey in order to find out who I was."
Obama concluded his caption by revealing that he and Bruce Springsteen would discuss formative moments such as the one he shared that helped shape their views of America on the next episode of their Spotify podcast.
Obama teamed up with Springsteen to host the podcast titled "Renegades: Born in the USA" last month. It focuses on masculinity, race, fatherhood, their professional and personal journeys.
She maintained that certain logic would always prevail even in the face of injustice and humanity's more primal impulses.
This is not the first time Obama would post about his mother on his Instagram page. In November last year, he shared an adorable photo that showed her holding him to her body as they posed for a photograph.
In the caption to the post, he wrote that as he recounted in his memoir, "A Promised Land," his late mom was strong, smart, and marched to her own beat. He added:
"For her, the world offered endless opportunities for moral instruction."
Obama also wrote that he and his sister got early lessons about civil rights struggles, poverty's impact on world citizens, and the importance of respecting other cultures and considering other's viewpoints from their mom.
Ann believed power came from not putting people down but by lifting them up. She maintained that certain logic would always prevail even in the face of injustice and humanity's more primal impulses.
Obama Sr. was a successful Kenyan economist, who died in 1982 following a pair of horrible car accidents. While his parents were married for just three years before divorcing, Obama has been married to his wife Michelle since 1992.
The couple shares two beautiful daughters, Sasha and Malia. He posted an unseen portrait of himself and the three women in his life for Valentine's Day, describing them as the three persons who never fail to make him smile.