Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A message from Michelle Obama....to me... and my answer to Michelle.

"Simone --
One week from today, on January 19th, Barack and I will join thousands of people all across the country for an extraordinary day of service. I recorded a short video to tell you more about this important effort. Please take a minute to watch it and sign up to host or attend a service event near you. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are committing to renew America together, one community at a time.
Whatever service activity you organize or take part in -- cleaning up a park, giving blood, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or mentoring an at-risk youth -- you can help start this important journey. But this is about more than just a single day of service, it's the beginning of ongoing commitment to your community. Monday, January 19th, is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King taught us to live a life of service, and he led by example. He once said: "If you want to be important -- wonderful. If you want to be recognized -- wonderful. If you want to be great -- wonderful. But, recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness." Barack and I will be volunteering in Washington, D.C., our new home. I hope you'll join us by taking part in this national call to service in your community: http://www.USAservice.org/calltoservice
It will take ordinary citizens working together with a common purpose to get this country back on track. This national day of service is an important first step in our continuing commitment. Now is the time to remind all Americans what ordinary people can accomplish when we stand together.
Thank you,

Woahh no First lady ever sent me a message! So here is my answer.

Dear Michelle:
Thank you for your message. I appreciate your thinking of me as you must be so busy while packing to move in your new home. Incidentally we are trying to move to..Sausalito. Not exactly the White House area but moving is moving don't we know that. I would have loved to volunteer but I HAVE TO WORK. On that day, we have 4 events and all of them are linked to Pre Inauguration parties. So you see, I will be with you and Barak at heart, working hard on that day. Now Ava will be volunteering. So don't worry the Josephs will be represented.
Stay in touch, I am jealous: you are the first lady, I am not ; -)

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