This is a picture of me with my dear friend Nancy Lee. How could I be so close to an African American woman? I didn't know any black people growing up. They seemed so foreign to me..so different. And then I met Nancy Lee!
We have so much in common, she cares about her family and the world just as I do. She has given such an important gift to my family, the gift of understanding and tolerance. I see the world through different eyes now.
If someone told me twelve years ago that I would have an African American sister and an African American president I don't think I would have believed them.
But it's true and I am so happy that it is :)