President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama may be the most openly in love White House couple in my lifetime. Theirs is a shining example of a true partnership in a marriage between two people who support each other, love each other, and are each other’s best friend. At the second inauguration Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, President Obama addressed the crowd briefly but concluded his speech with quite an homage to the woman he calls his “better half”, Michelle Obama.
At the conclusion of his speech offering gratitude to the men and women in uniform serving in Afghanistan and around the world, Obama said “There’s one last thing I’ve to do. I’ve got a date with me here. She inspires me every day. She makes me a better man and a better president. The fact that she is so devoted to taking care of our troops and our military families is just one more sign of her extraordinary love, and grace, and strength, -- um, I’m just lucky to have her. I said today at the lunch over at the congress that some may dispute the quality of our president, but nobody disputes the quality of our First Lady. Ladies and gentlemen, my better half, and my dance partner, Michelle Obama.”
Enter the First Lady in a stunning red halter dress with Chiffon overlay by designer Jason Wu who designed her first inaugural dress in the President’s first term.
Grammy winning actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson, came out and serenaded the couple with her rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”.
The President could be seen singing to his lady while she grinned like a woman in love. As the First Couple of the free world, their partnership sets a great example of what marriage is all about; love – one that is not boastful, but humble, one that seeks to raise the other up, and not tear their partner down. The Obamas set the standard for what every couple aspires to achieve in their relationships – true unity.
As a nation, we are as much in love with them as they are with each other, and even those who may not have voted Democrat can still respect the values of the First Family as the ideal.
See the First Dance between President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the video at left.
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