a beautiful woman

Stanley Ann Dunham’s 1960 high school graduation picture

Don't miss this beautiful article about a very beautiful woman. I cried from beginning to end.

She had high expectations for her children. In Indonesia, she would wake her son at 4 a.m. for correspondence courses in English before school; she brought home recordings of Mahalia Jackson, speeches by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And when Mr. Obama asked to stay in Hawaii for high school rather than return to Asia, she accepted living apart — a decision her daughter says was one of the hardest in Ms. Soetoro’s life.
The NYTimes writer is Janny Scott.

[image from KansasPrairie]

I had the same response to this wonderful article ( the pics are fantastic). It spoke to me as I was also raised by a single mom in a rather unconventional way. I really love this about him and I wonder if he downplays it because it is so unconventional that he is afraid most folks would not be able to relate? I think its the best thing about his compelling story.

Great post as always:)