One father gave his daughter the greatest graduation gift, ever…and although it cost him less than $20, it was 13 years in the making.
A copy of Dr Seuss children’s classic Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is filled with a series of messages from every one of her teachers.
The comments are written among the passages of the Dr Seuss book, and were written by every teacher, mentor, and coach who has taught Brenna Martinat school, beginning with her kindergarten teachers.
Brenna’s graduation present has a cash value of less than $20, but to her, it was ‘truly priceless.’
From Her Blog:
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.’
Source: Daily Mail