Just when we thought we couldn’t love the first family more, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama manage to tug at our heartstrings.
On Wednesday (Sept. 7,) Essence Magazine revealed their October cover issue of Barack and Michelle. The lovely couple shared what they learned during Obama’s eight-year tenure and what they hope to achieve with the lasting presence of their respective initiatives like My Brother’s Keeper, Let’s Move, Let Girls Learn and more.
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The First Lady shared with Essence her hopes for the young, gifted and black children of the nation. “I think when it comes to Black kids, it means something for them to have spent most of their life seeing the family in the White House look like them,” Mrs. Obama said. “It matters. All the future work that Barack talked about, I think over these last few years, we’ve kind of knocked the ceiling of limitation off the roofs of many young kids; imaginations of what’s possible for them. And as a mother, I wouldn’t underestimate how important that is, having that vision that you can really do anything—not because somebody told you, but because you’ve seen and experienced it. I think that will be a lasting impact on our kids.”
The president discussed some of his fondest memories outside of his political achievements–spending time with Sasha and Malia. “Some of my fondest memories of the White House are just being with the girls on a summer night and walking the dogs around the South Lawn, talking and listening to them, trying to get Bo to move because sometimes it’s hot,” he said.
Check out more of the story when the issue hits the stands Sept. 9.