In the magazine interview, Michelle Obama was asked what she has learned from President Barack Obama. “Well, patience and calm I'm borrowing. Or trying to mirror," she said. "I've learned that from my husband, that sort of, you know, ability to not get too high or too low with changes and bumps in the road.
"To do more breathing in and just going with it. I'm learning that every day. And to the extent that I’ve made changes in my life, it's just sort of stepping back and seeing a change not as something to guard against but as a wonderful addition. . . that can make life fun and unexpected.”
President Obama said he has also learned some things from his wife. “...What Michelle has done is to remind me every day of the virtues of order. Being on time. Hanging up your clothes. Being intentional about planning time with your kids.”
The Obamas met in 1989 and were married in October 1992. In a CNN interview, with Suzanne Malveaux, Michelle Obama said of their first date, "We clicked right away ... by the end of that date it was over ... I was sold."
Michelle Obama also talked to Vogue about the importance of family.
"Our job is, first and foremost, to make sure our family is whole. You know, we have small kids; they're growing every day. But I think we were both pretty straightforward when we said, `Our No. 1 priority is making sure that our family is whole.'"
The Obamas have two daughters, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.
Read the rest of Michelle Obama's interview with Vogue, here.
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...