As a parent, it can be one of the proudest moments when your child graduates from school. But what do you get them? Most people get a piece of jewelry, but we think it’s best to give them something nostalgic and meaningful.
This story has a special place in our hearts because we used to love reading Dr. Suess books with our dad. Recently, a father gave his daughter a Dr. Seuss book, “On The Places You’ll Go”, as a graduation present. She didn’t think much about it, until she opened it up…
Inside, she found hand-written notes from all of her teachers from the past 13 years.
Her dad told her, “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.”
“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.”
“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.”