Brenna Martin receives high school graduation gift 13 years in the making
A lot of people receive a copy of Dr. Seuss's "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" as a graduation gift and a lot of them have short personalized messages from family members. But none of those gifts have probably been like the one Brenna Martin's dad gave her for graduating high school earlier this month.
She received a copy of the book with lengthy passages from every teacher, coach and principal she has had since starting school 13 years ago.
Martin writes online that when she first received the bag with the book in it she smiled and told her dad it meant a lot, but then he convinced her to open it.
"On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher," she writes. "I start tearing up but I'm still confused."
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Martin's dad explains what he's been up to for the past 13 years and while he managed to keep it a secret from her, everyone else seemed to know.
"Yes the intended effect occurred...I burst into tears," she writes. "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."
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She was so moved by the gift she posted her story online and added a link on Reddit.
Her dad got in on the Reddit conversation as well 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. She makes me so proud every day."