Barry Richard – Michelle Obama Didn’t Always Seem To Enjoy Being First Lady
I feel sorry that at times Michelle Obama seemed uncomfortable in her role as First Lady and often just didn't seem to have a good time.
As First Lady, Mrs. Obama had a front row seat to much history, able to travel the world and take in sights and experiences that most of us can only dream of. The pageantry, the ceremony, the glamour – it must have been most awesome to be a part of it all. To be the first First Lady of color with two young daughters and her Mom by her side has to have been a thrill beyond compare. But Michelle Obama didn't always appear to be comfortable. There sometimes seemed to be a reluctance to embrace her role.
The Obama's served the nation in a dignified and classy way, raising two beautiful children in the process. The first family lived a very public life in a very private manner and their daughters will be better for it.
Upon arriving at The White House 8 years ago Michelle Obama seemed to struggle to fit it. She spoke of finally being able to say that she was proud of her country for the first time in her adult life, an assessment that lead some to suggest she might be too arrogant. Often times her words seemed sharp and cutting as when she suggested that she was living in a house that was built by slaves. In her final television interview, which aired this week, Mrs. Obama spoke of losing hope and said she would not seek public office herself because, “It's not something that you cavalierly just sort of ask a family to do again.”
The Obama Family certainly made sacrifices in order to serve their country, but they gained a lot as well. I sure hope Mrs. Obama is better for experience. I just wish she ended her reign on a more positive note by expressing appreciation for the opportunities she was given.