Single Mamas for Obama

by mssinglemama on September 3, 2008

I couldn’t help it.  I had to make this t-shirt.

Buy yours here. Mine is on the way.

UPDATE - My shirt just arrived. And like it says on the order form they run SUPER SMALL. So order two sizes up. I got a Medium and it just barely fits. Still LOVE it though.

I found the t-shirts they’re printed on in the clearance bin so they’re only $11.90 + $4.99 shipping & handling. It’s available in pink, black and white but because they’re on clearance I’m not sure how long they’ll last. This one will just be an addition to my growing collection of single parent t-shirts (thanks to Morgan and Clare at iHeartSingleParents.com).

I wore mine to the Barack Obama rally on Saturday.

Benjamin woke up as soon as the line started moving.

Six hours, one long line, an ice cream cone and three hot secret service men later we found ourselves just 20 or 30 feet away from Obama…

But Benjamin didn’t seem to care. So he found a place to hide and another form of entertainment…

A sweet man next to us gave Benjamin his first Obama pin.

It was hard to take pictures. We only had about one square foot of space to move… but we made it.

Three people in the crowd fainted from the heat. Obama saw one of them drop, stopped his speech and threw him his own water bottle.

And after it was over the father in front of us, there with his three children and wife, looked at us and said, “I was a single father once too, for years. I know what it’s like. Keep it up. Your children (Benjamin and his friend Sydney) are great kids.” He had tears in his eyes, from watching this speech with his own children and from seeing ours – so young and there to witness this shift in our history.

It really was beyond words.

Obama may just be an eloquent speaker but the spirit in that crowd – that’s exactly what this country needs right now. Hope for something greater. That we can leave this country better than we found it… for the next generation.

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