Friday 19 October 2018

Barack Obama's birthday message for wife Michelle is the sweetest thing you'll see today

Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle while meeting families during a picnic at a park in Noblesville, Indiana, May 03, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND
Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle while meeting families during a picnic at a park in Noblesville, Indiana, May 03, 2008. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand / AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND
Former U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at Winfield House, the residence of the Ambassador of the United States of America, in Regent's Park, on May 25, 2011 in London, England
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (L) welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao for a State dinner at the White House January 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama and Hu met in the Oval Office earlier in the day. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prepare to greet President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk in the Inaugural Parade on January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African-American to be elected President of the US. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
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Who said romance is dead?

Former US president Barack Obama and wife of 25 years Michelle's famously happy marriage was on display during his eight years in office and is still giving us relationship goals.

The former first lady celebrated her 54th birthday on Wednesday and Barack shared a throwback picture of the two of them, gushing over his long-time love.

"You’re not only my wife and the mother of my children, you’re my best friend. I love your strength, your grace, and your determination. And I love you more each day. Happy Birthday, @MichelleObama," he wrote.

Michelle also shared some romantic insight into one of their revered traditions on special occasions.

"Thank you @BarackObama for the beautiful flowers waiting for me in the office this morning," she wrote. "You’re my best friend, biggest fan, and getting notes and flowers from you will never get old."

She also thanked supporters around the US who took time to send their birthday wishes.

"And to the many people from around the country who sent cards and posted on social media, you have no idea how much we love hearing from you. I know birthdays can sometimes be bittersweet (54!), but your messages of hope, generosity, and warmth have always reminded me how lucky and blessed we are."

Barack has never been shy about his admiration for his wife, which he vocalised once against in October to pay tribute to her on their 25th wedding anniversary, delivering a special video message while she was peaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Tuesday/

"I had to crash this party because today we have been married for 25 years. The idea that you would put up with me for a quarter of a century is a remarkable testament to what a saintly, wonderful, patient person you are," he said, according to People.

"It was a lot easier for me to do it, because the fact of the matter is that not only have you been an extraordinary partner, not only have you been a great friend, somebody who could always make me laugh, somebody who would always make sure that I was following what I thought was right, but you have also been an example to our daughters and to the entire country."

"It is truly the best decision that I ever made to be persistent enough in asking you out for a date," he added.

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prepare to greet President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama prepare to greet President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania to the White House

"So, don’t want to interrupt the flow of what I’m sure is a fascinating discussion, but I figured that you wouldn’t mind maybe me parachuting in just to say how much I love you, how much I appreciate you, and to all the women in the audience, thanks for your indulgence," he finished.

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