Fork, carrots, parsnipsOnce a year we Americans gather
with family and friends
to feast and palaver.
We see faces familiar and new,
yet some are much missed.
There may be football,
perhaps a parade.
There may be a nap
taken in the reclining chair.
And even if it is not said out loud,
everyone holding hands around the table,
gratitude warming our hearts,
knowing how time makes things tentative,
how even the longest traditions
can waver and change:
thank you, God!
…especially for Aunt Barbara’s
roasted parsnips and carrots.


Photo of a fork that has speared a roasted parsnip and its sister carrot.

Photo and prayer 2014 by Danny N. Schweers

Click here to see what the author and others said about these photo prayers.

You can subscribe to these as they are created, and comment.