Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Michelle Obama!

Incoming first lady Michelle LaVaughn Obama turns 45 today. I once read an article in a local magazine titled "How Many Miracles Does God Give in A Day," and for Michelle I can't help but wonder how many he gives in a week. This certainly will be the week of Michelle's life. When President Elect Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, history will be made not once but twice as Michelle will make history as the nation's first African-American first lady. Michelle undoubtedly will be bringing something special to the Obama White House.

She'll bring the sensitivity of a young mother of two charming girls, the intelligence of a Harvard educated lawyer, a style reminiscent of the Jackie O White House years, and the take no-prisoners approach of a former South side Chi town resident. More than these however, she'll be the great woman behind the man on whose shoulders so much will rest in the next four years and possibly eight. Michelle has proven herself to not only be comfortable in these roles but she has excelled both in public life and in private. She is wished much happiness and the courage to face the years ahead. Happy Birthday Michelle Obama!

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