“Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I’ve made you proud.”
For many of us, saying goodbye to President and Michelle Obama is a sad prospect. But we’re not the only ones who are emotional about saying farewell. It’s bittersweet for the First Family too.
On Friday Michelle Obama gave her last official speech as First Lady from the White House. Her passionate speech was a combination of a pep talk and a big thank you to her supporters.
“Being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life and I hope I’ve made you proud.”
FLOTUS also addressed young people and made an appeal for hope especially for immigrants, Muslims, and all of the people who are upset and scared about a Trump Presidency.
“Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter or like you don’t have a place in our American story, because you do.”
Mrs. Obama gave her speech on Friday at a celebration for teachers and school counselors from across the country. This annual event has been something important to both the First Lady and President Obama. They’ve used the event to encourage young people to pursue higher education.
With tears in her eyes and a shaky voice she said,
“I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don’t be afraid. You hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourself with a good education. Then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of you boundless promise. Lead by example with hope; never fear.”
FLOTUS, we will surely miss you. And you did indeed make us proud. Thank you.