The Most Thoughtful Graduation Present

The Most Thoughtful Graduation Present

When Brenna's dad gave her a present for graduation, he did not just buy it last minute. He's been preparing for 13 years.

Have you started planning for your little one's graduation? Of course not, it's too early for that, right?

Apparently, Brenna's father prepared for his daugther's big day 13 years ahead. Such a thoughtful father indeed. Get to know more about this heartwarming story. Who knows, after reading this you will start planning for your precious one's gift. 

Brenna and her dad 

Brenna Martin's dad evidently doesn't like last-minute shopping. Bryan Martin purchased a gift for his daughter's high school graduation -- which happened earlier this month -- thirteen years ago. He managed to keep it hidden this whole time, and his "moving, touching, nostalgic, and thoughtful" present (her words) brought Brenna to tears when dad finally gave it to her last week.
The gift -- a copy of "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" -- has a cash value of less than $20, but to Brenna, it was "truly priceless." That's because inside, threaded among the passages of Dr. Seuss's well-known rhymes, were comments and compliments from every adult who has taught Brenna at school, starting with her kindergarten teachers.

Brenna's reaction to the gift didn't stop with graduation-day tears. She was so moved by the book that she posted the story online and added a link on Reddit, where the gift has attracted plenty of attention, not least from parents-to-be and parents of young kids who say they plan to follow Brenna's dad's example. One parent even posted about starting a similar project earlier this year.
Dad joined the Reddit conversation too, writing, "I cannot believe Brenna posted this... she has always been the light of my life. Doing this was just a small way of letting her know."
If Brenna gets to work planning her own kids' graduation gifts right now, she might just have a fighting chance at outdoing her dad.

 This post originally appeared on Huffington Post



Hayley Winterburn on 26 June 2012 11:18
Beautiful Story!! It's amazing how something worth $20 can be turned into a priceless gift!!! Thinking of finding similar ideas for my kids on!


Dahna-Mae Jeffares-Bozinovitch on 26 June 2012 11:38
What a thoughtful idea, priceless!


Tamara Gray on 26 June 2012 10:41
What an awesome dad :) truly loves and believes in his daughter great story


Karla Beamsley on 26 June 2012 12:51
Great idea to get the teachers comments. My mum did something similar and kept all of my certificates from school and put them in a clear file. Another great idea I heard was emailing your child when special things happen in their life, so they can then read the emails when they are old enough.


Claire Lambert on 26 June 2012 11:17
Wow, what an awesome idea. I wish I had done something like that as you do forget the things people say about your child and the funny things they say themselves. Nice to see such a sentimental Dad


Siasana Suafa on 26 June 2012 13:18
Love this idea, such an easy and effortless gift. this is going on my list to do for my little ones, just need to find a book that suits my child :)


Amy Tinker on 26 June 2012 11:57
Oh my, How GORGEOUS! What a wonderful present! A thoughtful present from a wonderful father! I hope I can do something as special for my wee girl xx


Heidi Gibbs on 26 June 2012 13:15
Such a lovely thought. Very touching. Love it to bits!


Rochelle Sherlock on 26 June 2012 11:25
Such a fantastic idea, what a great Dad!

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