As I scrolled through my social media timeline this morning, the trending subject is definitely #obamalove.
With just days to go of President Barack Obama as leader of the USA, and the morning after his official farewell speech, it is clear, his acknowledgement of his wife, Michelle Obama is the part of the speech that most will remember.
Michelle received a standing ovation, as the POTUS lovingly focused on his wife and said:
“Michelle LeVaughn Robinson, girl of the South Side. For the past 25 years, you’ve been not only my wife and mother of my children, you have been my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for and you made it your own with grace and grit and style, and good humor. You made the White House a place that belongs to everybody. And a new generation sets its sights higher because it has you as a role model. You’ve made me proud. You’ve made the country proud.”
Only the coldest heart would not melt at this public display of love.
Now I believe my “Fake Love Radar” is razor sharp, but the tears from Malia Obama when her father thanked her mother, sealed the deal for me. That love and gratitude he has for Michelle is REAL!
Of course, as human beings, Barack and Michelle must each have specific habits that annoy one another and have disagreements behind closed doors, but right now the public display of #obamalove is what is in the spotlight and everyone wants to believe it is genuine.
All the other types of love (Puppy Love, Thug Love, Groupie Love) are null and void and #Obamalove is the goal for many women – And so it should be!
When people reference the POTUS’ love for his FLOTUS, it is mostly the smallest acts of affection that females share on their social media feeds and comment on.
Then there are the moments where he talks about his wife and let’s the whole world know the affection and even his desire for Michelle.
He has no shame in his game and let’s be honest, who does not want this kind of attention from their man?! His love for Michelle has sent his swag levels through the roof.
Having read, Barack Obama’s autobiography “Dreams from my Father”, it is clear he was probably not the heartthrob every girl wanted in school. In fact, he may even have been categorised as a nerd, due to his early interest in politics and debating. It is even famously documented that Michelle was not interested in him when they met and was further along in her career than he was. It was Barry’s charming persistence that eventually sealed the deal and #Obamalove was born.
Their love story speaks to Michelle’s ability to look past Barack’s current circumstance in the early years. Her ironclad support and belief in her man’s dreams and aspirations are also admirable. Yassss chile! Michelle walked by faith and not by sight of nerdiness!
Let this be a lesson in love ladies!
I will never forget during my teens, a friend and I, whilst on a bus, engaged in a random conversation with an older Jamaican lady who advised us “Don’t look pon de name brand man (popular boys), Look pon de nerds, cos dem is de ones who will look after you!”
Well! After Obama’s speech last night, all I can picture is that Jamaican lady watching Obama big up Michelle, whilst sitting in her rocking chair and pondering “Me wonder if dem likkle gyal tek me hadvice” LOL!
#Obamalove can now support her advice as a perfect case study.
The Obama’s relationship appears to have respect and friendship as its foundation. For them to reach where they are today displays a relationship strengthened by patience, trust and a commitment to supporting each other’s ambitions, no matter how unrealistic they may seem.
I am so glad their love has set a modern-day benchmark for ladies and even young boys and men of this generation.