Generations come together on Thanksgiving…from across this great country
The Greatest, The Silent, The Baby Boomers, The Millennials, the X, the Y, the Z.
Each generation has its moniker but on Thanksgiving it seems to me
When all the generations come together…their only moniker is family!
When families come together…sometimes it’s spontaneous…other times it’s planned
because, realizing our time together is precious, we grab it whenever we can.
We take the time on Thanksgiving…so at least one time a year
We can eat and laugh…tell stories…and remember those no longer here.
We remember when our children were young…we laugh and smile and tease…
We remember funny things they did…we remember funny words and puffy knees.
We watch the older generations sit down, they share and mingle and mix
While the newest generations runs around, playing games…performing magic tricks.
As the food is being spread out…recipes are shared
Hugs and kisses flow like water and recipes are shared.
We see pictures of soldiers no longer with us…long forgotten scenes
We rememberer when our dad was here and when Mom was just nineteen.
Thanksgiving is a reminder to cherish all our moments together
knowing they won’t last very long…
A reminder of what holds a family together…
Of what makes a family strong.
That’s what makes the holidays so special
That’s why family members amass
Because the only way to bridge the future
is by linking to the past.
Yes family is one of nature’s masterpieces…
a cause for joy and celebration
For family is eternal….
the never-ending generation.