Thanksgiving is anticipation…
The excitement of wonderful aromas,
Golden, harvest-themed décor,
The best linens, china and silver.
Platters of special Thanksgiving foods
Prepared only once a year,
Ecstatic taste buds quivering with joy.
The family all around the table,
Clean, dressed, smiles all around,
Recitation of what we are thankful for,
The saying of grace,
Our special Thanksgiving prayer.
And now, finally, dig in!
We are thinking of you
At Thanksgiving, and hoping
Your thanksgiving experience
Will be surrounded
By a special glow in your memory.
By Joanna Fuchs