*So much has been affecting America lately, it’s hard not to take notice.
First lady Michelle Obama, who’s been responsive to many of the recent tragedies, spoke with Today about the recovery of the three missing Cleveland women.
“My heart just… swells up with relief, because just imagine first losing a child and not knowing whether they’re alive or dead or in harm’s way,” said Mrs. Obama.
Though it will not be an easy road to recovery, Obama had only words of encouragement for the family and the victims.
“These families are going to have to wrap their arms around these young women and make sure that they get all the help and support they need so that they go on and lead healthy, normal lives,” she said. “We’re just grateful that they’re safe. It is probably a parent’s worst nightmare to lose a child in any way, shape or form. But I am just happy for these families that they found their daughters and that they’re alive and safe.”
She also revealed that the reality of the world’s events is not hidden from her children and she discusses the events with her daughters.
“But the one thing we always try to point out is that, yeah, bad things happen, and there are things in life that happen that you have absolutely no control over, but the thing we want them to remember is that the overwhelming majority of people, not just in this country but around the world, are good people doing wonderful things,” said Obama.
But she assures her children and the rest of the world that because these events have happened does not mean one should live in fear.
“…What we should look at is the beauty of what comes out of people in times of tragedy, how people become heroes and they turn into givers and they sacrifice,” she said. “So there’s a way to turn even the saddest incident into a point of inspiration for our children.”