Michelle Obama Celebrates 28 Years With Barack Obama and Honors 'His Smile, His Character, and His Compassion'

Hilary Weaver
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Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

From Oprah Magazine

Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on Saturday, and as she is known to do, the former first lady posted a sweet post on Instagram.

"28 years with this one," she wrote. "💕 I love @BarackObama for his smile, his character, and his compassion. So grateful to have him as a partner through everything life throws at us."

She ended the post with a special ask for her followers one month ahead of the 2020 election: "And this year, we have a request for you—pick one person in your life who might not vote and make sure they do. Tell us about it in the comments! That’s an anniversary message of the best kind. Love you, Barack. ❤️😘."

The former president also posted in celebration of their big day:

"Even with everything going on, I wanted to take a moment to say happy anniversary to the love of my life. Every day with @MichelleObama makes me a better husband, a better father, and a better human. This year, while we appreciate all your well-wishes, what we’d really love is for each of you to reach out to one person in your life who might not vote. Help them get registered. Help them make a plan to cast their ballot. Send them to iwillvote.com to get started. Happy anniversary, Miche. Love you."

Both of the Obamas have been hard at work in their support of Joe Biden's presidential campaign. At the Democratic National Convention, Michelle gave a moving keynote address.

"I am one of a handful of people living today who have seen first hand the immense weight and awesome power of the presidency," Obama said in her speech. "The job is hard. It requires clear-headed judgment, a mastery of complex and competing issues, a devotion to facts and history, a moral compass, and an ability to listen. And, an abiding belief that each of the 330 million lives in this country has meaning and worth."

She added: "But let's be clear: Going high does not mean putting on a smile and saying nice things when confronted by viciousness and cruelty. Going high means taking the harder path. It means scraping and clawing our way to that mountain top. Going high means standing fierce against hatred while remembering that we are one nation under God, and if we want to survive, we’ve got to find a way to live together and work together across our differences. And going high means unlocking the shackles of lies and mistrust with the only thing that can truly set us free: the cold hard truth. So let me be as honest and clear as I possibly can. Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country. He has had more than enough time to prove that he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. He cannot meet this moment. He simply cannot be who we need him to be for us. It is what it is."

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