Most people don’t think to invite our POTUS (or any POTUS, for that matter) to their wedding. That didn’t stop Shoney Grasso. In an email to the President’s website, Grasso wrote about her support for Obama, ending the letter with an invitation to her June 6 nuptuals.
Last week, Grasso received a call from a White House spokesperson, who said “the president himself read the letter and wanted to send his condolences that he could not attend the wedding.” The spokesperson went on to ask Grasso if she could be around her phone at noon that day “for an important phone call.” At first, Grasso thought the call was a joke, but soon realized the gravity of her invitation.
According to Seacoast Online, Grasso later got a call from a private number. After holding for five minutes, she said the “sweetest” voice came on the line. “She said ‘Is this Shoney? This is Michelle Obama.” Grasso and our FLOTUS spoke about Bo the FDOTUS, work, the wedding, and Grasso’s plans of becoming a doctor. (Grasso also told the First Lady, “I’m going to the gym because I want your arms,” to which FLOTUS responded with a chuckle.) Ms. Obama ended the call wishing Grasso and her husband a strong and happy marriage.
Moral of the story: When baby BoL arrives someday, the Obamas are DEFINITELY getting an invitation to the shower!