Nothing beats
A kitchen’s glow
For warming bones
And melting snow,
For cozy chats
While dinner steams,
For sharing thoughts
And hopes and dreams.
Nothing beats
A table that fills
With smiling faces—
Laughter spills!
Around the table,
The Lord addressing,
We bow our heads,
Dad asks a blessing.
No, nothing beats
This time we share.
Oh, nothing beats
The love that’s there!

[illustration] Illustrated by Brad Teare