Michelle Obama sat down with Oprah Winfrey to admit that she is in awe of military families.
People.com reports that Michelle stopped by "The Oprah Winfrey Show" yesterday to pay tribute to the families of service members. When Oprah asked why the First Lady admires them so much, Michelle said, "Their strength. Their pride. Their courage. Their willingness to sacrifice without complaint moves me every single time."
It’s hard to imagine that Michelle ever feels less than fabulous, but when she’s down, she looks to military families for strength. "Whenever I’m feeling bad, feeling sorry for myself, I suck it up because of these families," she said.
Michelle’s appearance won’t air until next Thursday, when it’s presented as part of an episode also featuring Tom Brokaw and Bob Woodard. It was important to Michelle to participate in the show because she feels a need to speak on behalf of people who have loved ones fighting overseas.
"Part of the challenge of getting the message out about military families is they never ask for help," Michelle said. "They never ask for help because you don’t do that when you’re in the military. You get it done. That’s how you’re trained. That’s what you’re taught."
— Sonya Eskridge