“Being a good parent, whether you’re gay or straight, a foster parent or a grand parent, isn’t easy. It demands your constant attention, frequent sacrifice, and of course a healthy dose of patience.
“And nobody’s perfect – I’m still trying to be a better husband to my wife and a better father to my kids. And I want to do everything I can as President to encourage strong marriages and strong families.
“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.” —President Obama talks fatherhood in his weekly address