Parents’ graduation gifts to their children are always an anticipated affair. Will they hand them keys to a new car? Offer them a cool beach getaway with their friends? The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing that special graduation present. And I’d say sky is precisely what this one father reached when coming up with his special present for his daughter, Brenna Martin. Unlike other gifts, which one may produce in hours, this one was years in the making…
Brenna shared the news of her dad’s graduation gift to her via an Imgur post. Here it is:
“I graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me I thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless. Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of “Oh the Places You’ll Go,” by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book.
But then he told me “No, open it up.” …On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I’m still confused. He tells me “Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I’ve gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book.”
He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occurred… I burst out in tears. Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town. My early teachers mention my “Pigtails and giggles,” while my high school teachers mention my “Wit and sharp thinking..” But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful.
I can’t express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love.”
Here is Brenna, proudly holding up her priceless graduation gift.
Here she is, with her spectacular dad, Bryan Martin. Aren’t they the sweetest father/daughter ever?
Here’s a snapshot of what it looks like inside her new prized possession.
You can click ‘read more’ to see her original post here:
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