Editorial: With a storm comes ChristmasAs this is being written, warnings of the worst snowstorm in a quarter century are being aired across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa.
By: Daily Globe, Worthington Daily Globe
As this is being written, warnings of the worst snowstorm in a quarter century are being aired across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. For folks who’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, it sure appears those wishes are going to come all too true.
It’s probable that many folks throughout the Midwest are going to see their holiday plans change dramatically. Christmas, a time for families flung far and wide to finally congregate, may instead arrive with a tinge of disappointment, with loved ones celebrating the holiday apart and not as they had planned.
Here’s a little perspective that may or may not help.
Sure, Christmas is a time to be together, exchanging not just material gifts but sharing the joy of laughter, merriment and togetherness as well. But for some, weather won’t keep a loved one from sharing holiday happiness. Christmas, after all, is a difficult time for those who have lost (particularly recently) a loved one, and are facing a special time of year without a special someone.
And, of course, there’s an element of Christmas that trumps everything else — the commemoration of Christ’s birth. In the midst of whatever emptiness we may feel, there is that, alone, to fill us.
Merry Christmas to all.