Michelle Obama Penned An Extremely Touching Tribute To Her Mom For Mother’s Day

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 02:  Malia Obama, Sasha Obama, mother-in-law Marian Robinson, first lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama attend the national Christmas tree lighting ceremony on the Ellipse south of the White House December 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. The lighting of the tree is an annual tradition attended by the president and the first family. (Photo by Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Penned An Extremely Touching Tribute To Her Mom For Mother’s Day

The former First Lady also posted a beautiful picture showcasing three generations of her family.

Published May 12th

Michelle Obama has revealed a lot about her personal life over the past two years, perhaps most notably in her 2018 book Becoming.

In honor of Mother’s Day, the former First Lady took to social media to say just how important her mother, Marian Shields Robinson, has been to her.

Via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Obama posted a picture of herself, her mother and daughters Sasha and Malia. The caption was just as beautiful.

“Growing up, every time I’d come home from school with a story to share, my mother was there with a snack and a listening ear to hear about what was on my mind. When I came home with a tale about my disastrous second-grade classroom, she marched into the school to figure out what was going on. And as I grew older, including up through my years as First Lady, she was always there for me as a guiding light through whatever fog was clouding my path. She’s always listened more than she lectured; observed more than she demonstrated. In doing so, she allowed me to think for myself and develop my own voice.

From an early age, she saw that I had a flame inside me, and she never tempered it. She made sure that I could keep it lit. Mom, thank you for kindling that fire within me, and for your example as a mother and a grandmother to our girls. We would never be who we are today without you. #HappyMothersDay, Mom. Love you.”

Written by Paul Meara

Photo: Olivier Douliery- Pool/Getty Images

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