Monday, November 3, 2008

In Memorium: Madelyn Dunham

Just one day before the election, Madelyn Dunham, Barack Obama's grandmother, died after an arduous fight with cancer. I thought of her sacrifices and support of her grandson - how she made his life stable and helped him to blossom. Most importantly, how she always believed in him. To quote author George Eliot: "What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?"

My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

This photo shows Obama in 1979 during his high school graduation in Hawaii with his grandmother Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham.

Obama and his grandmother in 1979 (Photo: AP Photo/Obama Presidential Camp)

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