HAPPY NEW YEAR
2017 Canada celebrates its Sesquicentennial
150th anniversary of Confederation – Happy birthday Canada –
2017 also marks the end of a historical era of having the first Black family in the White House, as President Obama ends his second term in office as the Commander and Chief of United States of America.
The effects of his presidency trickle from Wall Street bailout and swinging the country from heading into a recession, to lifting the hearts of every American with his campaign slogan “Yes We Can”. For his two terms (8 years) in office, we grew to know and love his life partner and mother to his two children, his wife Michelle Obama.
Michelle ends her service as First Lady with honors from the American people alongside her predecessors like Eleanor Roosevelt,
She is moving out of the White House to new beginnings with a 79% approved rating for the way she handled the job of First lady.
She did it her way!
She advocates for causes she cares about, like childhood obesity and overcame food industry giants like Walmart and McDonald’s to enact concrete changes as part of her Let’s Move! initiative. She got the F.D.A. into making the first significant innovation to its nutritional labels in over 20 years.
She founded other initiatives like Reach Higher in 2014, an effort to inspire young people across America to take charge of their future by completing their education past high school.
Together with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden launched Joining Forces in 2011 to honor and support service members, survivors, veterans, and their families.
In 2015, she joined her husband, President Obama to launch
Let Girls Learn, a U.S. government-wide initiative to help girls around the world go to school and stay in school.
Michelle integrated and danced her way into the pop-culture landscape by being her true self. She showed us who she is and what she stood for.
She attended Chicago public schools and went on to study sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University. She graduated from Harvard Law School in 1988, and built a successful career, first as a lawyer, and then in the private sector.
She became the First Lady at the age of 44, and threw open the White House doors to the American people; referring to it as, “The People’s House”
Her husband calls her “My Rock” and her Secret Service codename is “Renaissance” (how fitting). Lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th President of the United States, Michelle held on to her traditional upbringings, with an air of class and sensibility to serve the American people.
Like a dear friend we hate to say goodbye, therefore bidding her farewell with these words “When and where would we see you again?” – maybe heading the United Nations or another spectacular position – UNTIL THEN!