From the kitchen window we wait for the truck ...
mid-morning on Black Friday it comes over the causeway
onto the island
the cry goes out over the village
The trees are here!
school children, parents and grandparents all
gather together to unload the trees
stacking them onto the wooden structure
that the fathers built after work last week.
There will be volunteers at the stand till the trees are all sold...
a fire in a steel can, children running about playing,
grandparents with hot cocoa...
people visiting one another
-jackets zipped up - brightly coloured hats and mittens
everyone helping to tie the trees to the tops of all the cars
some folks walk through the wooded path with wagons to tote the tree home again...
we watch over the jars of seaglass on the kitchen window sill
and we wait.....
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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