Someone grab the Ben & Jerry's. And while you're at it, I'm going to need an extra large box of tissues too. Now that Inauguration Day is coming to a close, the harsh reality is starting to creep in and the undeniable void is settling as I begin to realize that President Obama is officially gone – for good. And judging by Rihanna's recent Instagram post about Obama, she's obviously feeling the exact same way. She deemed his departure the "worst breakup ever." Hey girl, I feel ya — come grab a spoon. I mean, I promise that I'm trying so very hard to accept our new president and move on as we attempt to "make America great again," but I just can't seem to shake that loving feeling for our former — yeah, I actually said it — former president, Barack Obama. I guess it's just like the saying goes, "you just don't know what you've got 'til it's gone," and man, I must admit that this one really hurts.
I hate to put this sob story on you guys, but it's just that I've come to realize that I'm really going to miss everything about Obama... his wit, charm, charisma — just everything. Like, remember the way he used to chuckle gently when someone tried to get him off his game, yet he somehow still managed to stay on course? *sigh* And then, there's how he just seems to be such a great husband to Michelle Obama and doting father to both Sasha and Malia... and even Sunny and Bo. I mean, he's pretty much been my "friend in my head" for more than eight years now. He's stood for and represented so much for me — hope, change, progress. Greatness. And now, I've got to pick up the pieces and figure out how to be great without him. But where do I go from here?
You guys, I mean, who could resist that tucked-in, half-buttoned shirt he's wearing in the photo that Rihanna posted to Instagram? He was just the man all around and a pretty good president, in my (and Rihanna's) opinion.
Gosh, I really just want to call him, like, from my friend's phone and hang up when he answers, just so I can hear his voice... one last time. Now, excuse me while I go sob.