Having you at my graduation ceremony meant the world to me. I know it wasn’t easy for you to attend as you live so far away. And thank you so much for the very handsome engraved ink pen and holder. When I land my first job I plan to keep them at my desk. Please give my love and hugs to the whole family. Tell them I miss them and hope to see everyone again soon.
Love and hugs,
– (Your Name Here)