For daughter Malia Obama’s 24th birthday, parents Barack and Michelle Obama honored her with sweet messages and must-see throwback pictures.
As Malia Obama begins a new chapter, her family is supporting her.
In addition to celebrating the holiday and their oldest daughter’s 24th birthday on July 4, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama shared some never-before-seen throwback photos in recognition of the special occasion, as per E! Online.
“Happy birthday, Malia—and Happy Fourth of July, everybody!” Michelle wrote on Instagram. “24 years ago, this day became extra special when your wonderful spirit arrived in this world.”
In her post, Michelle praised Malia for the person she is. “I’m so proud of the beautiful, caring, and driven young woman you’ve become,” she added. “I love you so, so much! Love, your Mommy.”
Additionally, Michelle wasn’t the only person to post a baby photo in honor of Malia’s day. The United States’ 44th President paid his 24-year-old tribute on Twitter.
“Happy birthday, Malia! No matter how sophisticated, accomplished, beautiful, and gracious a young woman you’ve become—you’ll always be my baby,” he wrote. “And I will always be here to lift you up.”
Michelle, who shares daughters Malia and Sasha Obama, both 21 years old, with Barack, remarked on how much their daughters had grown on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 20.
“They have grown up right before our very eyes,” she shared, “and they’re doing well.”
Reflecting on her goals when it came to raising Malia and Sasha, Michelle shared that she took after her own mother’s philosophy: “I’m not raising babies; I’m raising real people to be out in the world.”
“They wouldn’t always be in that bubble of the White House, so they had to learn how to make their beds,” she noted. “They had to learn how to be compassionate, independent, responsible people so that they entered the world as responsible, compassionate, capable people.”