I am not sure that any of us imagined
we would be celebrating a second Thanksgiving on the road,
still on our journey in 300 square feet.
This year's location is another coast
with warmer, whiter sands
and a blue-green sea.
And this year's gifts include being with my family
To share the holiday of thanks -
A first in fifteen years.
Time with my parents
Time with my grandma
Time - face to face -
is reason enough to
to pause and count our many gifts:
Enjoying the bounty of local crops
Preserving food for the months to come
With four generations of hands at work,
Making new friends
and learning new skills,
Exploring a coast
teeming with beauty and life,
Soaking in every last ray of light in our days.
As we did a year ago,
we took to the shore to write out our lists
In the sand
In our hearts.
give thanks in all circumstances."