Ed. note: Earlier today, the Director of Presidential Correspondence, Fiona Reeves, sent an email to the White House list. Didn't get it? Make sure you sign up for updates . Two weeks ago, President Obama asked you to write and tell him how you're doing. And I can tell you, as one of the people who helps sort through the mail here at the White House, that a lot of you answered. You told us how you're feeling about your family, your community, and our country. You shared stories about what's been going well, and what you wish was better. So if you were wondering if those letters actually get read, the answer is yes. Your stories paint a broader picture of how things have changed these past few years, and I wanted to share a few of them. Here's what folks had to say: Desirae, Anacortes, WA: “I guess I can tell you about myself now. I am a 26 year old single mother. My son is the light of my life. We live in a small city called Anacortes, located in Skagit County, Washington. It's beautiful here. A lot of the people that live here were raised here, and they have family and friends all around town. For me, it's just my son and I. His father was born and raised here, and the majority of his family is located here, too. We separated shortly after my son's first birthday, though. … I've had to do a lot of fighting to get where I am now, and I feel like I have so much more to do. I think you know what that feels like.” read more

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What You Wrote the President