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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Michelle Obama Delivers Emotional Last Speech As FLOTUS.

Michelle Obama's last speech got so emotional at the end...My eyes watered when her voice shook.






Michelle Obama delivered a stirring final speech as first lady Friday, speaking with tears in her eyes as she painted a picture of a nation made better by its multicultural identity.

"Our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths, colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are," Obama said.

Obama bid farewell from the White House while honoring the 2017 School Counselor of the Year, an award extended through her Reach Higher initiative to encourage post-secondary education.

It was a bittersweet finale to Obama's eight years in the White House, where she stood as a champion of healthy living and opportunities for higher education.


"No matter where they're from, how much money their parents have, no matter what they look like, or who they love, or how they worship or what language they speak at home, they have a place in this country," Obama said with counselors standing alongside her at the podium.


It was a star-studded event featuring actors and performing artists, including Usher, Kelly Rowland, Andy Cohen and Jay Pharoah, all of whom have contributed to the Reach Higher program since it was first established in 2014.

"We wanted to make higher education cool," Obama said. "We wanted to change the conversation around what it means and what it takes to be a success in this country."

'It Is Simple': Michelle Obama Delivers 'Final Message as First Lady' 1:49

The first lady leaves the White House as a widely popular public figure: Obama's approval ratings soared and held strong throughout her husband's presidency. In the lead-up to the November elections, Gallup placed her favorability ratings at 64 percent, a nod to her stature as a beloved figure within the Democratic Party.

On the presidential campaign trail last fall, Obama was reserved as a marquee speaker among those stumping for Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Her keynote address at the Democratic National Convention drew praise as a high point of the party's confab.

But despite all the praise, the first lady has remained adamant that once President Obama leaves the White House, she will not be seeking elected office.

Terri Tchorzynski, who works at a technical school in Battle Creek, Mich., was named School Counselor of the Year. She called Obama the nation's "school counselor-in-chief," and vowed that the incoming administration would not undo the work the first lady championed.


"I can promise you, all school counselors will continue the legacy that you have established," she said.

Obama ended her address fighting back tears before saying one final thank you.

"Being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life," she said. "And I hope I made you proud."
From ABC news.




*Gosh!..I love this woman,her wisdom and the way she speaks is definitely of God....Love her final speech hairstyle.
A first Lady like this is a Country's pride....wow.

FLOTUS -First Lady of the United States.

23 comments:

Zitel Coconut oil Onitsha 08081725441 said...

Awwwhh

Jaycynta Dominic said...

Trump wife come and copy. Soon u will make use of it

LEE70 said...

Love her too, she personified dignity and class. She will be missed as a first lady. 💕💕💕

miss priya said...


"Being your first lady has been the greatest honor of my life," she said. "And I hope I made you proud

Well said

BluntChic (Ijebu/Ibibio blood) said...


"Our glorious diversity — our diversities of faiths, colors and creeds — that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are,".... This Line!

Go well Mitchell. You've fought a good fight. So decent yet commanding... I am Glad you have never openly rebuked any of your husband's decision.#sideeye@...

Barack is so blessed to have you.

Anonymous said...

When we are here swallowing the bitter first lady pills of mama peace. Chaayiii, chayiii, all these grammar you are sharing.

Chikito The Professional Fire for Fire said...

Oh well.... Melina Trump is role model to some people 🙄

Rosemary Ezeji said...

She will be missed greatly

Anonymous said...

Michelle Obama is an epitome of beauty and brains. God bless America. #PeachesandCream

OLORI said...

Awwwwwwnnnn

Taye said...

Honestly, this is the best FLOTUS America has ever had. I hope the legacy will continue but I don't see Lady Trump in these shoes at all. God help America. God help us all.

Good morning Stella and SDK Family.

Here's wishing us all a great weekend. Happy New Year!

Taye said...

Meanwhile, what's with the 10mins or more suspense at the beginning.... I was almost thinking I clicked the wrong link... Lols.

This woman speak so well. I am impressed at her transition from when the administration started till now, such panache and poise.

Hei, then the recording showed inner part of the white house... Hehehehe...reminded me of "White House Down"... I think I need to see that movie again.

*Back to house-chores mode*

Taye said...

Lols...indeed.

Loveme Jeje said...

They should go jare. Na dem dash us buhari

PL THE GREAT said...

Yeah you did make America proud Michelle. Despite the insults and bashing, you stood strong. I admire Michelle a lot. What a charming first lady.

nkiru Iwuchukwu said...

I admire Michelle slot! Beauty and brains in one place. Behind every successful man is a woman. But America is in for a ride so they should brace up for Trump presidency.

OlaGold ( 58BF8F56 ) said...

Wow 👏👏👏👏👏

xhlrted p said...

Love me some Michelle. Miss Prim and Proper.

*beauty fades and class is forever*
And ooh, it is 80% inherited.

You made ALL proud!

Green Field said...

She will be so missed, very sound first lady- an all rounder.

Lets see what Melania brings to d table # no copy and paste pls

Anonymous said...

Awwwwn, this speech made me teary...she make sense.

Anonymous said...

This what got me: "The Power of Hope - the believe that something better is always possible if you are willing to work for it and fight for it." - Michelle Obama Final Speech as First Lady 6 Jan 2017

grace said...

Amazing!

grace said...

Icing a speech without paper calling everyone by thier names without leaving anyone out,no stutterrings and giving the speech with so much grace and humour,everyone is relaxed and happy,1st lady with brains,this is what Nigeria needs and I'm that 1st lady you've all been waiting gor☺

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