Teaching them how to say goodbye. Malia and Sasha Obama got a very special letter from two women who understand what they are going through as they prepare to leave the White House next week.
Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager penned a letter to the Obama girls, which was published by Time
on Thursday. The daughters of former president George W. Bush and Laura Bush recalled showing Malia and Sasha around the White House in 2008 when their father, Barack Obama, had just been sworn in as president.
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“We saw both the light and wariness in your eyes as you gazed at your new home,” the Bush sisters wrote. “The four of us wandered the majestic halls of the house you had no choice but to move in to. When you slid down the banister of the solarium, just as we had done as 8-year-olds and again as 20-year-olds chasing our youth, your joy and laughter were contagious.”
They went on to talk about Malia and Sasha’s many accomplishments and experiences while their father was in office, saying, “You traveled to Liberia and Morocco with your mom to talk with girls about the importance of education—girls who saw themselves in you, saw themselves in your parents, saw who they could become if they continued to study and learn.”