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babylonsister

(171,214 posts)
Sat Sep 22, 2012, 07:15 PM Sep 2012

Meet Janiya Penny...

Eight-year old Make-A-Wish child Janiya Penny reacts after meeting President Barack Obama as he welcomes her family to the Oval Office, Aug. 8, 2012. She just breaks out in tears of Joy. We all know about the Make a wish Org, and what they do. So Janiya is her happiness to get her wish to meet President Obama.

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Meet Janiya Penny... (Original Post) babylonsister Sep 2012 OP
It's not easy Cha Sep 2012 #1
I hadn't seen it either; it really touched me, too. nt babylonsister Sep 2012 #3
Btw, I love Cha Sep 2012 #2
This picture is so profound. grantcart Sep 2012 #4
Oh, Yeah! Cha Sep 2012 #5
I borrowed your picture to post it in GD grantcart Sep 2012 #6
I'm glad you did that, grantcart... babylonsister Sep 2012 #9
Thank you for posting. - K&R n/t DeSwiss Sep 2012 #7
What a great shot! THANK YOU for posting this, dear babylonsister! What a pick-me-up! calimary Sep 2012 #8
Beautifully said, calimary. classof56 Sep 2012 #10
Thanks! calimary Sep 2012 #12
For those like me with aged eyes ... TahitiNut Sep 2012 #11
Even more heart-grabbing! Is her mom crying too? I wouldn't be able to stay dry-eyed calimary Sep 2012 #13

Cha

(299,389 posts)
1. It's not easy
Sat Sep 22, 2012, 07:31 PM
Sep 2012

to put into words how this pic makes me feel. It's so emotional on so many levels.

Thank you, babylonsistah~ I haven't seen this one and I get to see a lot of pics in the Obama Admin.

grantcart

(53,061 posts)
4. This picture is so profound.
Sun Sep 23, 2012, 12:08 AM
Sep 2012

You probably saw the beautiful gir and the President.

You might have seen the mother and father.

Did you notice Abe Lincoln overlooking the whole event.

calimary

(82,040 posts)
8. What a great shot! THANK YOU for posting this, dear babylonsister! What a pick-me-up!
Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:19 AM
Sep 2012

There are just some things that transcend. There just are. I guess maybe that's what I love best about this whole Obama era. For many little moments, we get in touch with our better selves. Even in all my cynicism, I'm reminded of that every time I see photos of President Obama meeting people - either as his guests visiting the White House or on the campaign stump or dropping by some burger joint or pizza place. It's the humanity. Sometimes elevated.

classof56

(5,376 posts)
10. Beautifully said, calimary.
Sun Sep 23, 2012, 01:51 PM
Sep 2012

I always like your posts--this one especially. Blessings to Janiya, her family and to our President, who cares.

OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

calimary

(82,040 posts)
12. Thanks!
Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:33 PM
Sep 2012

You CLEARLY get that impression, viscerally - that Obama truly does care. wrongney - meh - not so much.

calimary

(82,040 posts)
13. Even more heart-grabbing! Is her mom crying too? I wouldn't be able to stay dry-eyed
Sun Sep 23, 2012, 03:37 PM
Sep 2012

in a situation like this, certainly.

Thanks for the enlarged photo, TahitiNut!

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