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President Barack Obama receives the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts as first lady Michelle Obama (L-R) and his daughters Malia and Sasha listen.

Bush twins offer some heartfelt advice to the Obama daughters


Soon First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama will depart a house that's witnessed their most transformative years. To ease the transition from Pennsylvania Avenue, Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush--the fraternal twins of former President George W. Bush--wrote a letter to the Obama teenagers.

"We have watched you grow from girls to impressive young women with grace and ease," they wrote in an open letter published by Time Magazine.

"Now you are about to join another rarified club, one of former First Children, a position you didn’t seek and one with no guidelines," the letter continued. "But you have so much to look forward to. You will be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents, yet you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years."

The Bush daughters also reminded Malia and Sasha to forever cherish the people they've met, and the experiences they acquired throughout the past eight years.

Take all that you have seen, the people you have met, the lessons you have learned, and let that help guide you in making positive change.
Barbara Bush and Jenna Bush Hager

Malia and Sasha throughout the years.

This isn't the first letter the Bush daughters have drafted to the Obama daughters. In 2009, the fraternal twins wrote a similar letter, but one with a much different tone--appealing to the childlike tendencies of Malia, then 10, and Sasha, then 7.

"Slide down the banister of the solarium," they wrote. "Go to tee ball games. Have swimming parties and play sardines on the White House lawn. Have fun and enjoy your childhood in such a magical place to live and play."

Though the letter was directed to the Obama daughters, it resonated with many.

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