'You have done so much' - Bush daughters to Malia and Sasha Obama

The Obama's have spent eight years in the White House (Getty)
The Obama's have spent eight years in the White House (Getty)

The final days of the Obama family's residency in the White House are near. To mark the occasion, the first daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama, have been given some advice on a life somewhat unfamiliar to them.

Former first daughters, Jenna and Barbara Bush, have written to the Obama daughters to guide them in their journey back to civilisation. 

Published in the latest TIME magazine edition, the Bush daughters wrote:

"Now you are about to join another rarefied club, one of former First Children, a position you didn't seek and one with no guidelines. 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.

"Never forget the wonderful people who work at the White House."

Back in 2009 prior to President Obama's inauguration, the Bush daughters penned a letter to the incoming first daughters encouraging them to "soak it all up" and enjoy every moment because "four years goes by so fast" - not knowing Mr Obama would serve a full eight year term.

One final piece of advice the Bush daughters gave to the Obamas was not to forget those who worked in the White House during their stay, including ground-keepers, butlers and even Secret Service agents.

"We know it wasn't always easy, the two of you and the two of us were teenagers trailed by men in backpacks, but they put their lives on hold for us."

In closing the Bush daughters wrote: "Your parents, who put you first and who not only showed you but gave you the world. As always, they will be rooting for you as you begin your next chapter. And so will we."

President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated and begin his four-year term on January, 20.

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