Documents
Pictures
Videos
Forum
 
 

An Incredible Graduation Gift from Dad


An Incredible Graduation Gift from Dad

Brenna Martin's dad evidently doesn't like last-minute shopping. Bryan Martin a 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 < a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; cursor: pointer; outline: medium none; color: #5e3786; list-style: none outside none;" href="http://www.reddit.com/r/aww/commen ts/v3kg7/a_secret_and_labor_of_love_13_y ears_in_the_making/c513u9c" target="_hplink">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 article is reprinted with permission from the Huffington Post's Good News Channel. More from them:

Man Who Was Given 14 Days To Live Climbs The World's 7 Highest Peaks

A Ugandan Teen's Incredible Journey From A Village School To Harvard

10-Year-Old Invents Groundbreaking Video Game For The Visually Disabled



Author: Huffington Post # DisuBitu17
Arts & Entertainment2012-07-02
-
 55%  ( 1 people voted )
+

Name:

What is tripcode?
A tripcode is a hashed password, by which you can be identified by others. This does not require registration and you will be still anonymous. Password is not stored on the server.
Tripcode:
(recommended)
What is this?
Anti-spam protection against robots. Please write this two numbers in decimal form.
n   four
(write in decimal)

By submitting this form, I Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Click here for whole text of Service Agreement.

Optional URL of video, picture or google map:








Best of week
Most Popular

7 Things They Should Teach You in School but Don’t


7 Things They Should Teach You in School but Don’t
“It is hard to convince a high school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry.” ~ Edgar W. Howe You know what I realized recently? That I...
The Power of Personal Time Off
6 Reasons Why You Should Let Go of a Toxic Relationship
Is Your Self-development Actually Holding You Back?

4 Things You Can Learn from Visiting an Ashram


4 Things You Can Learn from Visiting an Ashram
It is coming up on the 1st anniversary since my first visit to an ashram. I took a trip by myself in January of 2011 not knowing what to expect to this place called Yogaville. The drive was about 4 ...
Why Positive Thinking Won’t Guarantee You Positive Results
Have You Seen the Wizard?
The Poorest & Most Generous President in the World

The Urgency of Smiling


The Urgency of Smiling
A dear friend recently shared a homemade smile card experience with me: Ever since yesterday, I've had this urge to pay forward someone's coffee. But I didn't have a smile card.
Developing: Drug that Sends Cancer Cells to Sleep to Stop Them Spreading
Your Health Is Bigger Than Your Body
Don't Worry Be Healthy

The Elephant Whisperer


The Elephant Whisperer
Lawrence Anthony, the acclaimed South African conservationist passed away this March. His funeral turned out to be as extraordinary as his life. Two herds of wild elephants traveling single file ...
The City That Ended Hunger
Ancient Wisdom From the Second Most Translated Book in the World
Change is Coming

More Than Human: Striking Animal Portraits


More Than Human: Striking Animal Portraits
Erasing the awe inspiring variety of sentient life impoverishes all our lives, " historian Joanna Bourke wrote in her poignant meditation on what it means to be human. And yet our relationship with ...
In response to Newtown, A Call for Spiritual Activism
Forgiveness: 4 Things You Should Do to Let Go of Resentment
The Power of Failure, People & Karma Banking

New Hypersonic Plane Could Fly Between New York and Tokyo in 90 MINUTES


New Hypersonic Plane Could Fly Between New York and Tokyo in 90 MINUTES
XCOR Aerospace claims its Lynx spacecraft can travel at a speed of more than 2, 500 mph and dozens of miles above the earth before safely landing at an airport. It would be the fastest commercial ...
The Secret Powers of Time
The Odd Truth About Other People's Problems
12 Scientifically Proven Steps to Happiness

Finding A Job..when You Least Expect It!


Finding A Job..when You Least Expect It!
So I haven't held a job since April of 2011 due to multiple health issues. I currently draw disability but am having trouble finding money at the end of the month so I decided I would look for a ...
What If Money Were Not an Issue?
Is Time Really Money?
After 25 Years of Trying, Two Friends Win $14 million Jackpot

The Fine Balancing Art of Yin and Yang


The Fine Balancing Art of Yin and Yang
In the past 2 years I have experienced the delights of visiting Thailand and being bowled over by their inherent sense of beauty and creativity to their humble way of life and their desire to please...
The Action of Light
A Quick Guide To The Art of Listening
An Incredible Graduation Gift from Dad

Drew Brees is Donating $1MILLION for Superstorm Sandy Relief


Drew Brees is Donating $1MILLION for Superstorm Sandy Relief
The New Orleans Saints quarterback told CBS' 'Person to Person' in an interview to air on Friday that the donation will come through the Dream Foundation he runs with his wife, Brittany. Brees says ...
High School Football Team Lends Special-Needs Girl Tactical Defense
18 Holes Of Happiness
Gold Medal Gives Ugandans New Hope

Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon


Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon
Today’s grandmothers are different from mine. My grandmother lived a mile away. I played under her bushes where spring violets grew.
The Millionaire Janitor
What Motivates Philanthropists?
6-Year-Old Nico: Halloween's Real Life Hero

11 Must-Read Books for Young Leaders


11 Must-Read Books for Young Leaders
Recently, I wrote that leaders should be readers. Reading has a host of benefits for those who wish to occupy positions of leadership and develop into more relaxed, empathetic, and well rounded ...
10 Lessons to Learn from Storm Sandy and Natural Disasters
The Beauty of Questions
Finding Humility through Wisdom
Digest

NYPD Officer Photographed Giving Boots to Barefoot Homeless Man


NYPD Officer Photographed Giving Boots to Barefoot Homeless Man
Jennifer Foster, of Florence, Ariz., was visiting New York with her husband on Nov. 14, when she came across the shoeless man asking for change in Times Square. As she was about to approach him, ...
A Manifesto for Living, by Hannah Brencher
Short On Time? Try Something Awe-Inspiring
5 Ways to Overcome the Imposter Syndrome

Kozmetický salón v Bratislave - salón krásy Zenbeauty | Oxygenoterapia Bratislava | Chemický peeling Bratislava
Version:1.23 2013-07-17 Generated in 0.0627 s