The Saturday after Thanksgiving
I love celebrating Thanksgiving,
Remembering all the good things
God has given me.
But the Saturday after
bursts forth in long-
Starting early September
our host-home client
is ready for Christmas.
Christmas shirts and Christmas movies
and often pushes the Christmas button
on her communication device.
But the Saturday after Thanksgiving
We decorate the tree and the house.
The whole town decorates.
The Christmas music plays.
Putting up the Christmas tree
signals to her that everyone else
is finally getting with the program.