President Obama celebrated Father’s Day today by attending his daughter Sasha’s dance recital in North Bethesda, Md.
Obama was seen outside the Music Center at Strathmore with his arm around his daughter Malia and walking with first lady Michelle Obama, who extended a special Father’s Day wish to her husband and all dads on Twitter this morning.
“Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there — especially you, POTUS! -mo” Michelle Obama personally tweeted.
In his weekly address Saturday, the president said being a father is “the most important job many of us will ever have.”
“When I look back on my life, I won’t be thinking about any particular legislation I passed or policy I promoted. I’ll be thinking about Michelle, and the journey we’ve been on together. I’ll be thinking about Sasha’s dance recitals and Malia’s tennis matches — about the conversations we’ve had and the quiet moments we’ve shared. I’ll be thinking about whether I did right by them, and whether they knew, every day, just how much they were loved,” the president said.
“That’s what I think being a father is all about. And if we can do our best to be a source of comfort and encouragement to our kids; if we can show them unconditional love and help them grow into the people they were meant to be; then we will have succeeded,” he said.
In the evening, Obama and his family are scheduled to depart for Northern Ireland, where the president will attend the G-8 Summit before traveling to Germany later in the week.