Diane Wallner Pauly

Meeting with Michelle Obama, First Lady

I walked up to her knowing I didn’t have much time. I immediately took her hands in mine, looked into her eyes while briefly telling her what I was there for.

I wrapped my arm tightly around Michelle Obama, The First Lady of The United States, without even thinking about it, and she in turn wrapped her arm tightly and warmly around me as were were having our picture taken. I felt a deep down to earth radiating love coming off of her.

From happy go lucky youngster, to my darkest of dark times in life, to holding hands, hugging and having my picture taken with the charming First Lady of the United States, if I hadn’t faced my fears as time passed over the years, this never would have happended.