Monday, July 2, 2012

Dad presents daughter with graduation present 13 years in the making, makes the rest of us look bad

Last week MSNBC published the story of Bryan Martin's gift to his daughter Brenna for her high school graduation.

For 13 years, Bryan Martin kept the book hidden from his daughter, dutifully taking it to her teachers, coaches and school principals every year to have them append it with positive comments and messages.
Finally, on June 8 — the day of her graduation from North Johnston High School in Kenly, N.C. — Brenna Martin received a special copy of the Dr. Seuss classic “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’’
At first Brenna thought she was getting an ordinary copy of the book, which is a common graduation gift.  It was only after her dad told her to open it up that she discovered notes from her teachers going back to when she was five years old.  As the days after the graduation went by she learned that most everyone in her life knew about the book, helping her dad guard the secret for 13 years.

To read more visit MSNBC.com

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