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Michelle Obama wants everyone to know how she became who she is.
For Mother’s Day, the former First Lady wrote a heartfelt message about her mom.
Michelle begins her post by taking us on a trip down memory lane. She spoke on how when she was a little girl, she would always have stories to tell her mom, and her mom would be right there with her ear listening.
Michelle realized her mom would always have her back no matter what when she had a situation in second grade. Her mom went up o the school to see what was going on, and from there, Michelle said her mom was always there for her as a guiding light.
She said her mom “listened more than lectured.” This could be because, from an early age, Michelle’s mom saw that her daughter was unique and special, and probably more mature than the other kids.
Michelle said her mom saw her “flame” inside her at an early age. She pays homage to her mother for helping her tame her flame throughout the years. She said she wouldn’t be who she is today without her mom!
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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. ❤️