My son's Pre-K Teacher has been so awesome this year. We decided to show our appreciation for her by collecting money and purchasing a BIG Visa card for her. Being a crafty gal, I just COULDN'T bear the thought of just handing it to her in a card. So I made a flower pot for her. The stems of the flowers are pencils. To save time (this was a last minute idea, of course), I bought pre-made flower diecuts from Archiver's. Then I put each child's face in the middle of a flower. Included with the flower pot was an excellent poem that I got from Geeta's blog. It was just perfect for the occasion.
Forever In Your Heart
Although you are not their mother
You care for them each day.
You cuddle, sing and read to them
And watch them as they play.
You see each new accomplishment
You help them grow and learn.
You understand their language,
You listen with concern.
They come to you for comfort,
And you kiss away their tears.
They proudly show their work to you,
You give the loudest cheers!
No, you are not their mother,
But your role is just as strong.
You nurture them and keep them safe,
Though maybe not for long.
You know someday the time will come,
When you will have to part.
But you know each child you cared for,
is forever in your heart!