BARACK OBAMA Mother & SonFather & Son
Barack Obama Sr. poses with his son in the Honolulu airport
during Obama Sr.'s only visit to see his son while he was
growing up in Hawaii . Young Barack was in the 5th grade
when the photo was taken.
Barack Obama Sr., a native of Kenya , met his future wife while they were students at the University of Hawaii . In 1963, he essentially abandoned his family to continue his studies at Harvard.
Grandparents and Mom
THE DUNHAMS: precocious, self-assured
Stanley Ann (left); her impetuous father,
who named his only child after himself;
her mother, Madelyn, the quiet, firm
influence in the home.Barack Obama as a toddler.
Barack Obama as a child.
Barack walks along WaikikiBeachshortl y before he and his mother moved from Hawaiito Indonesiato live with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, in 1967.
At their home in Jakarta , Ann Dunham poses in this undated photo with her second husband, Lolo Soetoro, their daughter, Maya, and Barack Obama.
Barack poses with his mother, Ann, half
sister, Maya, and maternal grandfather
Stanley Dunham in Hawaiiin the early
1970s after the family returned from I
ndonesia. Neighbors remember the
close relationship between young
Barack and his grandfather.WHAT ARE GRANDPARENTS?
Barack Obama with his maternal grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham during a 1982 visit to New York , where Obama was attending Columbia . (Courtesy of The Obama Family
Barack Obama walks with his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama at his father's house in Nyongoma Kogelo village, western Kenya , in Aug. 2006.
Barack Obama with his grandmother, Sarah Hussein Obama, in Africa
In this Obama's Family photos: (bottom row, from left) half-sister Auma, her mother Kezia Obama, Obama's step-grandmother Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama and unknown; (top row, from left) unknown, Barack Obama, half-brother Abongo (Roy) Obama, and three unknowns.
A page from Barack Obama's senior yearbook features his personalized message to family, friends and teammates. (Photo from The Oahuan yearbook / March 23, 2007)
Barack Obama hugs his younger half sister Maya at his high s chool graduation
Barack Obama shakes hands during his graduation ceremony from PunahouSchoolin 1979. While in his early teens, Obama chose to stay at the school and live with his grandparents after his mother decided to move back to Jakarta , Indonesia .
At his high school graduation, Barack Obama gets a hug from his grandmother Madelyn as his grandfather Stanley beams. His maternal grandparents raised Obama in Hawaii while his mother was living in Indonesia .
Maya Soetoro-Ng, Barack Obama's half sister, teaches her Education in American Society class at the University of Hawaii .The wedding day of Barack Obama Jr. and Michelle LaVaughn Robinson......Barack and first born
'Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There's no thing enlightened about shrinking so
that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other
people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.'