First Lady, Michelle Obama Hosts Mother's Day Tea At The White House

by MIA HALL · May 10, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Mother’s Day tea in the White House East room yesterday with her mother, Marian Robinson as her guest. The room full of invited mothers and daughter included; First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Tricia Nixon Cox, Anne Eisenhower, Susan Eisenhower, Dr. Jill Biden, and Cynthia Nixon to name a few. -

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FLOTUS shared her thoughts on why Mother’s Day is important and why it should always be celebrated:

“The people here today showcase just how crucial women are in guiding our families, and in our neighborhoods, and in our country, as well.

They’re the shoulder that we lean on as individuals, but collectively these are the shoulders that form the foundation of our communities. They’re our friends, our teachers, our mentors, our bosses.

They find time to drive community projects and car pools. (Laughter.) They lead our businesses and our birthday parties. Our lives and our communities are blessed by everything, big and small, that mothers and mother figures give us every single day.

And that’s really what Mother’s day is all about: showing our gratitude for all that they do.”

Footage of the Mother’s Day tea is below:

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