Obama shares tribute to Michelle to celebrate Mother's Day

Former President Obama on Sunday marked Mother’s Day by sharing a tribute to the “perfect role model,” former First Lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObamas reportedly buying Martha's Vineyard mansion The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Obama explains decision to get into movie business: 'We all have a sacred story' MORE.

"Happy Mother's Day to the most caring, brilliant, funny, and grounded woman I know—a perfect role model not just for our daughters, but so many others," Obama said in a Facebook post accompanied by a picture of Michelle with their daughters Malia and Sasha. 

Michelle Obama also marked the holiday by paying homage to her mother, Marian Robinson, with a post on Twitter. 

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"From an early age, my mom saw that I had a flame inside me and she never tempered it," Michelle Obama said of her mom. " Mom, thank you for kindling that fire within me, and for your example as a mother and a grandmother to our girls.

"We would never be who we are today without you."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future MORE wished Americans "Happy Mother's Day" in a Facebook post. First Lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Stocks sink as Trump fights with Fed, China El Paso, Dayton hospitals deny Trump claim of doctors leaving OR to meet him The Hill's Morning Report: How will Trump be received at G-7? MORE voiced the same message to her followers on Twitter. 

UPDATED 1:23 p.m.