If I could, I’d buy First Lady Michelle Obama a round of drinks and the most beautiful bouquet of flowers. But I can’t so I’ll just express my adoration for her in this Wednesday Word. Can we just take a moment to bask in the beauty and eloquence of our First Lady? My goodness! Her speech at the Democratic National Convention was everything and more. Although she delivered it two days ago, I know that her words will echo in my mind for the rest of my life. I mean, the part when she acknowledged the weight of living, as a black woman, in a house built by slaves … So profound! And when Mrs. Obama spoke to recognizing the gravity of the situation we, as citizens of the United States, are getting to experience with the nomination of our first female president? It’s too much.
This Wednesday Word No. 77, courtesy of Women for Obama, is a quote from our First Lady on a different occasion, but it’s still relevant and chock full of inspiration. The notion that courage and hope can make an impact kind of epitomizes Mrs. Obama’s time in the White House. In spite of whatever opposition (and there was and continues to be so much) or challenges (mountains upon mountains, I’m sure) she faced, she persevered and is an example for so many women, black or otherwise. May First Lady’s words and actions serve as a reminder that you too can be a beacon of courage and hope. Don’t ever underestimate your importance and the value you bring to the world.
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