I found a poem that fit the occasion and project perfectly. We made a card, and glued the poem, Mama's Shadow to the inside. Here is the poem:
When I was a kid (you know, last year)
I was like your shadow, always near.
While learning what the world was about
I followed your footsteps day in and day out.
There were so many things I wanted to know.
You answered my questions and helped me to grow.
All too soon Mama I will be grown
And making my way in this world on my own.
When you remember the good times we had
And wish I was with you, don't be sad.
Just stand by this picture and pretend
That I am your shadow once again.~Wanda Atkinson
It took me forever to attach the poem. I tried to do it as a document so anybody could print it. Oh, well!