I found this in my boy's room. He left out a porceline figure of a yellow finch. He got it at the yard sale we worked at in the spring.
I realize my photography leaves something to be desired (you in the back HUSH).
So I'll translate it.
"Dear Mom and Dad:
I wanted to give you something to remember me by while I'm gone. But Mom* please remember, like a bird I have to leave the nest at some point but unlike most birds I will always come back to the nest.
*and Dad, sorry to leave you out.
P.S. I'm going to miss you and Dad too :-) and remember no matter what I say or do, I love you."