From Lia Mai Puskar, Preschool Director …
…. “but I want the Thanksgiving Feast NOW!!!”
Those were the parting words from Chapel recently when a 5 year old boy from the Pre-Kindergarten class learned that he had to wait until Monday for our feast. We were rehearsing for our annual Preschool Thanksgiving program, which is followed by the Thanksgiving smorgasbord of delightful foods. Apparently, he remembers well from last year, when the Great Room at Church is filled to capacity with the children, parents, grandparents, and all manner of loved ones, joining together to give thanks and enjoy each other and the delicious food. Our Thanksgiving Feast includes the typical fare: turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casseroles, and cranberry sauce; but it has evolved to include Asian delicacies, Caribbean treats, and South American foods that are ultimately devoured by the end of the event.
Beyond the food, I believe that Ethan remembers the joy of the entire day that he experienced last year, when he was in the younger class. Thanking God in Chapel for all that He provides; honoring the Pilgrims and Native Americans for coming together and helping one another; singing songs of praise while anticipating the feast to come……it’s a beautiful holiday that binds us all together, having one day to take the time to thank God for all that we have. Not a bad idea, and maybe Ethan is right….we should all want to do that everyday.