Happy Birthday to First Lady Michelle Obama!

Birthday Greetings to our wonderful First Lady!

You represent this country with grace, elegance, intelligence and beauty.

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First Lady Michelle Obama visited with CBS Late Show host David Letterman and as a surprise brought the US Marine Corps Band during 4/30 taping in New York. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2015CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

First Lady Michelle Obama visited with CBS Late Show host David Letterman and as a surprise brought the US Marine Corps Band during 4/30 taping in New York. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS ©2015CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

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U.S. President Barack Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama arrives for a  reception hosted by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Indiaís Republic Day at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)  ORG XMIT: DEL185

U.S. President Barack Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama arrives for a reception hosted by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Indiaís Republic Day at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India’s annual Republic Day festivities. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup) ORG XMIT: DEL185

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30 Responses to Happy Birthday to First Lady Michelle Obama!

  1. eliihass says:

    There’s nobody in the public sphere who has my heart, my love, my respect, my admiration, my devotion like our first black First Lady of these United States…

    It is common knowledge that I would in fact kill for her…

    As I’ve often shared, I take my cue about people and things from her…How they respond to and treat her…I judge everything and everyone through that prism…She is after all the ultimate breathing, living, actively being and doing metaphor for black womanhood in all its splendor and pain…wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, role model…She stands publicly and privately and undeniably in that stead…her joys, her successes, her pain, her hurts, the slights…all embodying the full treatment and experience – but only on the world stage where every Tom, Dick, Harry, Ann and Jane gets to have a go at her, and she’s expected to simply suck it up and smile, conform and play along…or else…And even then…

    I’ve tried and tried to compose a befitting tribute to her in celebration of her birthday, but nothing I write quite does it…Nothing captures it or her …her unassuming greatness…that never before seen quality of an unequivocal embrace of and living ones authentic self – not by looking to persuade or dissuade – or even to contradict…or to impress or convince through contrived gestures or symbolism…but just by being…

    A woman so open, so approachable and relatable – and yet still so unconsciously, deliciously and powerfully enigmatic…A woman who exudes such strength and effortless confidence – and yet we peek such innocence and sweet vulnerability in her eyes..

    Nothing feels even remotely or marginally worthy of her – the exquisite woman my eyes, ears, heart, soul and spirit has observed all these years – and come to embrace and very accurately discern…she tugs so powerfully at my heart and causes tears to run freely as I’ve watched her assume and live this thing out before all of our eyes…

    Nothing feels good or complete enough…Nothing does her justice – or honors her the way I know she so richly deserves to be honored…

    There’s just so much I have and want to say about this fully and uniquely phenomenal and effortlessly complete and unassumingly majestic woman and human being..

    If I started to write everything I had to say, it would not only rival Paul’s Epistles…It might actually cause my tear ducts to completely run dry…I write this already through eyes clouded with tears…

    There will be time hopefully, to fully convey just how much, and precisely what this incredibly underestimated and outrageously under-appreciated, heartbreakingly under-valued, overlooked and under-utilized grand and magnificent epitome of all that’s best of womanhood and authentic and clear-eyed humanity really means..

    So, before the day is over…A very happy birthday to my hero…Our jewel of inestimable value…a woman of great integrity and indisputable character…A well-rounded role model who inspires, captivates, thrills and empowers just by being …

    Someday, the whole world will come to see, know and fully understand what I already do…and honor and unquestionably respect the true meaning and value of this great and very deserving woman…

    May God continue to bless, guide and protect her and her family as they enter their final year in the White House – and begin plans for the next step of a journey that has forever altered the dynamics of things for them – and for us…

    And may she and her family indeed, as she’s always publicly prayed, come out at the end of all this, positively whole and intact…

    Happy birthday to a great and spectacular woman, wife, mother, daughter, historic First Lady, role model..

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    • rikyrah says:

      BRAVO!!!!

      BRAVO!!!!

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    • rikyrah says:

      Your wonderful tribute made me go in search of a reply about Michelle Obama in 2007 over at Skeptical Brotha Blog.

      I’ve never forgotten it since I first read it all those years ago:

      YOGO
      I joke a lot about these two, but something sticks out at me about the whole campaign. especially after seeing this interview:

      I like her. And not because of any strong this and that, she just seems genuine.

      Is America ready for a First Lady who looks like her? A regular black woman? Not a passable biracial curly girl that they call black, but a regular black woman from the south side of Chicago? With dark skin?

      Is she going to be the face of The Woman on the largest pedestal in the country? A self-confessed “loud-mouth” black woman?

      If they succeed, it turns white supremacy upside down. And not, in my opinion, because a black man is in the White House, it’s because a black woman is in there. And she didn’t have to come in the back door to lie in bed with the president.

      MAY 24, 2007 AT 1:34 PM

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      • Ametia says:

        I remember this article, Rikyrah.

        Whitey is mad because, Barack had the UNMITIGATED GULL to bring that BLACK WOMAN, MICHELLE into the White House

        Barack is not Thomas Jefferson, and Michelle is not Sally Hemings.

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      ((((APPLAUSE!))))

      “So, before the day is over…A very happy birthday to my hero…Our jewel of inestimable value…a woman of great integrity and indisputable character…A well-rounded role model who inspires, captivates, thrills and empowers just by being …”
      Happy birthday to a great and spectacular woman, wife, mother, daughter, historic First Lady, role model..

      Yes, yes, YES!

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    • Liza says:

      Beautifully stated, Eliihaas. Thank you for this.

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  4. vitaminlover says:

    Happy Birthday, Dear First Lady Michelle Obama and many more!

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  6. Ametia says:

    GOTTA LOVE FLOTUS

    THIS

    BE NOT AFRAID

    THIS

    Through FLOTUS’ travel around America, she’s seen only the best in ot’s citizen. We all know why, don’t we?

    “Being president doesn’t change who you are, it reveals who you are.”

    and THIS

    Acknowleging the history of Tuskegee, racism in America, and inspiring the students to aim for the best and overcome the obstacles through perservation, because they KNOW THEIR HISTORY & THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY.

    Yes, you are beautiful, FLOTUS, you are SMART, and you know who you are, where you came from, and where you are going.

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  7. Liza says:

    Happy Birthday to my favorite First Lady of all time. People in this country and throughout the world have had their lives affected in very positive ways because of your outstanding achievements as First Lady, your dedication, your leadership, your example, your kindness and your compassion. Happy 52nd and many more.

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  8. Thank you for this spectacular, wide-ranging visual celebration of our mighty, magnificent and incomparable FLOTUS. Just what I needed to see to illuminate this day.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Flotus!

    Thank you for representing! We are so blessed to have you as our First Lady. We have cherished every moment. Thank you so much for your service.

    Gorgeous flotus 44

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  10. Ametia says:

    Happy Birthday, First Lady Michelle Obama!

    Wishing you much love and all the blessings you so richly deserve, as you celebrate your birthday this year.

    So grateful to you for always being your gracious, giving, smart, fun, creative, intelligent, beautiful, stylish LOVING, AUTHENTIC SELF.

    What I love must about you is that you can show your outer beauty, UNAPOLOGETICALLY, and not allow anyone to pigeon-hole you into just being just another woman who dresses well.

    I see your INNER BEAUTY. I’m sure Malia, Sasha, Mama Marion Robinson, and President Obama see and know your inner spiritual beauty & strength. They know you BEST.

    Thank you for being our First Lady and for all your SERVICE to our Country.

    WE SEE YOU.

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    Happy Birthday FLOTUS

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