message from ‘proud of obama’

From our dear friend, ‘Proud of Obama’:

Hello, Chipsticks and TOD family. I wanted to drop in to thank you all for your prayers and hugs on the untimely passing of my beloved husband, Will. I felt them as I traveled to Chicago to lay him to rest where we were both born and raised. Will was the love of my life. He supported me in everything I did, including my campaigning for PBO (he loved and admired the president) in this ugly state of Indiana. On election night 2008, I skipped the campaign gathering and raced home so we could watch the returns together. We cried tears of joy together as PBO won in a landslide.

My beloved had heart problems relating to diabetes, but he had recently seen his cardiologist and we thought he was doing well. So his passing at the young age of 62 was a complete shock. It has left a hole in me that I know will never be filled.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you all so much. I’m sure I’ll be posting again soon.


So lovely to hear from you Proud, our thoughts are with you in this painful time. May Will rest in peace. Take care of yourself, see you soon.

40 Responses to “message from ‘proud of obama’”

  1. 1 Joy (Barbados)
    April 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Hello Proud,
    Great hearing from you. I know the void will be there for a while but in spite of that I wish you healing. I am sure it was tough this Easter. I do not know you but take heart in knowing that we are all praying for you. May Will rest in peace and I hope you are finding the strength to contimue.

  2. 2 CTGirl
    April 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I will continue to keep you. In my prayers.

  3. 3 africa
    April 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I will keep you in my prayers, Proud. God bless and keep you always!!

  4. 4 P
    April 25, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Oh no I missed this…was away for a while..so sorry to hear about your loss ProudofObama :(. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. RIP Will. Just remember with God all things are possible so put all your trust in the Creator and you’ll get through this! Love Yah!

  5. 5 anameti
    April 25, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Good to hear from you proud. I pray God to continue to hold you up and give you the strength to cope with the loss of your husband. Take care of yourself and stay strong.

  6. 6 politicaljunkessa
    April 25, 2011 at 10:15 am


    Love and peace to you.

  7. 7 Fred
    April 25, 2011 at 10:23 am

    hi Proud
    GOD bless you my friend.Love and Peace to you

  8. 8 Mae who love our CIC
    April 25, 2011 at 10:34 am

    May God comfort you and give you the strength to endure the missing of your husband. Cherish your memories of him, they will sustain you in your grief. We love you and love that you love our President as well.

  9. 9 Pragmaticadult
    April 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I am sorry for your loss and inshallah GOD will make it easier on you.

  10. 10 EDP4BHO
    April 25, 2011 at 10:51 am

    God bless you in your mourning, and know that you are in our prayers. Remember all the happy times, and work for the re-election of PBO in honor of your beloved Will. My heart goes out to you, ProudofObama.

  11. 11 dotster
    April 25, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I want to again extend my sincere sympathy and know that there are many who have been thinking about you and wish you strength in dealing with your sad loss.

  12. April 25, 2011 at 11:04 am

    ProudofObama may the comfort of the creator be with you during this time of such great personal loss.

    Ciao for a virtual world friend in Europe who has you in my thoughts today,


  13. 13 mtmarilyn
    April 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Proud of Obama {{{{{{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}}}}}. From the TOD family and the TOAITR family. Just know that love and strength is being sent to you.

  14. 14 GGail
    April 25, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Dear Proud of Obama. It’s so good to hear from you. We are all so sad at your loss and we feel your pain, but trust in Jesus – HE will carry you through. The pain will lessen and the memories will live on. God Bless You.

  15. 15 V C prezOfan2
    April 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

    {{{Proud of Obama}}} Thank you so much for taking the time to touch base with us. We have missed you. Be assured that our prayers are with you, and I trust that at the height of your sorrow you may continue to experience the comfort of friends and family. May you strengthen and support each other as you share your wonderful memories of your husband/son/brother/father/friend, and may the peace of God, which is beyond our complete understanding, envelop you and your family even as you mourn Will’s passing. {{Proud of Obama}}

  16. 16 hgerhard
    April 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Hello Proud – it’s great to hear from you again. I have been looking for a word from you. We will all continue to pray for you and keep you in our thoughts. May the beautiful memories you have of your beloved husband sustain you in this difficult time. Your faith and the love of your friends will give you the strength to go on.

  17. 17 meta
    April 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Proud of Obama, I was just thinking of you this morning and hoping we would hear from you. Thanks so much for the insight into your beloved and how you stood by one another in love and friendship. I hope you know you are surrounded by love and support. May you find peace in the days and months ahead. Please take good care.

  18. 18 BIGFan
    April 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

    So very sorry, Proud. I know from my own experience how difficult this is and the miriad of changes and decisions you wil make. I know it is of small comfort now, but time will help a lot. Although I think about my husband every day, life is very good for me now, and will be for you also. Really, take good care of yourself and put your own needs first.

  19. 19 anniebella
    April 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Hello Proud of Obama,knowthat you’re in our thoughts and prayers. Even thought we know that death is apart of life, it still doesn’t make it easy when we lose someone. All we can do is pray to the man up stairs that he will give us strength to make it through each day. And POD we are praying that the Lord will give you that strength. Bless you.

  20. 20 Luci1119
    April 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Good morning *PROUD OF OBAMA* You don’t know me, and neither do I know you, but I know that you are a Human Being, therefore, I can Imagine the Loss you just endured over the past week or so. I can tell you that, I missed your comments here, and of course, I’ve said some prayers for you, and you are In my thoughts. Take good care of your self, and let your Body go through the healing stages, It’s okay to mourn. God Is watching over you 🙂

  21. 21 kittypat
    April 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Wishing you the best Proud of Obama.

  22. 22 Dee
    April 25, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. May God comfort you in this time of need.

  23. 23 DreamChaser57
    April 25, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’m deeply sorry about your immeasurable and inconsolable loss. Nothing will ever replace your beloved husband, Will. During this incredibly difficult time, cherish and revel in the beautiful and timeless memories. Will’s spirit will always be with you and I would venture to guess that his life was enriched by having it shared with you. May God bind your wounds and give you peace.

  24. 24 DoNoHarm
    April 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you for thinking of us, Proud, and sending us a message. Peace and love to you, my dear Proud. Mimi

  25. 25 relltellit
    April 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Dear chipsticks
    I have read your threads but have never posted. Today I want my first post to be about you. You have our condolences and our love.
    Keep up the beautiful work and take as much time as you need to heal.

  26. 28 HZ
    April 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    My prayers will still be a part of my thoughts for you ProudofObama. You continue to heal using whatever energy you can to help the delicate process. God’s strength and angels of love surround you.

  27. 29 Andogriff
    April 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Hello Proud… so very sorry to hear of your loss. I send healing thoughts and prayers your way, and may your dear husband rest in peace.

  28. 30 cat48
    April 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    ProudofObama, it’s good to hear from you. I think about you and your loss every time I come to the site. Take good care of yourself and come back and join us as soon as you can. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  29. 31 Sue in Minnesota
    April 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Proud of Obama it is good to hear from you. I can only begin to imagine the loss you are feeling at this time. I know that it definitely reverberated with me and you have been on my mind and in my prayers. As you deal with the loss I hope that you find the spirit of your beloved growing within filling you with the joy of your memories and the knowing that in truth our love never does die, it just changes form. Lean on others to help you stay strong and give yourself permission to grieve your loss at your own pace and in your own way. You have a supportive network here and we will be there for you with love and compassion. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts, my prayers and in my heart.

  30. 32 Dorothy Rissman
    April 25, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Proud, you are one of my favorite Obama supporters. I cannot tell you how saddened I am by your loss. Goodness, 62 is so young. I am incapable of truly understanding your pain as I am lucky enough to still have my husband, but regardless my heart aches for your. Take good care of yourself. I hope you have a lot of support. dr

  31. 33 Ceb
    April 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Proud of O,

    It was good to hear from you. Go brave and live strong, dear one. Our prayers, thoughts, and positive energies will continue to surround you and yours.

  32. 34 hopefruit2
    April 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Thanks ProudofObama for taking a moment to let us know that you’re hanging in there. Please know that our thoughts & prayers have been with you constantly. May your beloved husband Will rest in peace, and we wish you peace and healing at this time.

  33. 35 zizi
    April 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Hello Proud of Obama,
    We have our candles lit up in memory of your dear husband and in sympathy with you. The hole in your heart will ache for a long time, But know that your memories of Will will soothe you through the most difficult days ahead. Peace.

  34. 36 Ann_T
    April 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I am so sorry to read about your loss. I’m sending my prayers to you and your family.
    Take care,

  35. 37 sjterrid
    April 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Proud of Obama I am so sorry about the loss of your husband, may his soul rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

  36. 38 Walking on Sunshine
    April 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Proud of Obama.

  37. 39 UT Austin Liberal
    April 25, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Hey Proud of Obama, Thank you for touching base with us. I have been keeping you in my prayers and will continue to do so. Thank you for sharing a little bit about your dear husband, Will. I pray that God in his infinite mercy, grace, and kindness send you a HUG that brings you a measure of comfort and peace. Please know that your TOD family is here for you with continued prayers and good wishes.

  38. April 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    my prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Comments are currently closed.







Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email.



RSS Obama White House.gov

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS WH Tumblr

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS Steve Benen

  • George Conway: The opinion on special master was just brutal
  • Rep. Sherrill: Macron's visit shows strength of alliances with our allies
  • Stephanie Ruhle: Inflation a problem but jobs picture remains strong
  • Rep. Clyburn: I had hoped after midterms GOP would see value of coming to the middle
  • Dems will try and forge consensus 'where we can', says Rep. Neguse



Blog Stats

  • 43,313,229 hits

%d bloggers like this: