The Obamas Celebrate Mothers Day With Display Of Public Love

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President Barack Obama did not marry the boss’ daughter. He married his boss, Michelle Obama. The two of them were working for a law firm in Chicago. He had taken off a year to discover who he was and what he wanted. Since his mother was White and his father was Black, he had to choose which he would pursue, including whom he would marry.

Both of his parents were absent in his life. His grandfather wanted a boy, and when she was born, he named Obama’s mother Stanley anyway. She went by her middle name Ann. The 44th president’s father returned to Kenya and was a senior governmental economist. His mother, originally from Kansas, held a doctorate in anthropology and worked in Indonesia. She also championed women’s work, human rights, women’s rights, and grass-root development, according to NPR.

When his mother was dying of cancer, she spent her remaining days fighting the insurance companies, influencing his signature health care bill (ACA/Obamacare).

Michelle Obama did not want to date our 44th president, thinking it was not appropriate in an office setting. But he persisted, and finally, she relented, according to his book Dreams of My Father. He took his “beautiful” and “intelligent” future wife out for ice cream.

Michelle graduated from Princeton, then she earned a law degree from Harvard. She was Assistant to the Mayor, Assistant Commissioner of Planning and Development, and Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies. In addition, the former first lady was Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and designed and implemented the University’s Community Service Center.

President Obama chose well. Today, he thanked his wife and mother of their two daughters and all those mothers no longer with us:

Happy Mother’s Day to @MichelleObama and all the moms celebrating today. I hope you take a moment to thank the women who love you in that special way that mothers do, and remember those who are no longer with us.’

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