... the tales of two sisters

Dana lives in Seattle, and Tracie lives in Germany. We are businesswomen, writers and humorists. We write about life, dating, and today's modern women.

Mamas for Obama… Yes We Did!

Today… The Menopausebarbees remind you what our great President said, “YES WE CAN… YES WE DID.
With gratitude, and humbled appreciation that we lived to pay witness to this history.

I recall eight years ago, on election night, sitting in front of my kitchen television with my son who was 15 at the time and my daughter, who was 7, and my mom, well into her 70’s. Three generations clinched hands, hearts full, and tears released as history was made.

My son, as part of the Global Young Leaders traveled to Washington D.C. for the Inauguration, knowing that there was no excuse, he, like Obama, a black man could ascend to the highest office.
My daughter, now at the age of my son has seen a women run a close race and has only known a black man as president.
Mama who lived through segregation, welfare, redlining, and economic hardships to become a successful business woman and leave a legacy for her family.
I, a second generation investor who was raised without the constraints and binds that my parents faced in becoming entrepreneurs, but inherited their never give in or give out attitude.
My sister, who recently published her book, Incompatible with Nature – a tale of her journey in a foreign country with the fight for her son’s life.
All of us, as all of you reading this, are survivors of your own story.
All of this and so much more was summarized in our Presidents closing statement.

“I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about change – but in yours.

I am asking you to hold fast to that faith written into our founding documents; that idea whispered by slaves and abolitionists; that spirit sung by immigrants and homesteaders and those who marched for justice; that creed reaffirmed by those who planted flags from foreign battlefields to the surface of the moon; a creed at the core of every American whose story is not yet written:

Yes We Can.

Yes We Did.

Yes We Can.”