Christ­mas ques­tion

The Covington News - - OPINION -

This year, it feels like the hol­i­day shop­ping sea­son has been in ef­fect since Au­gust. One mem­ber of our ed­i­to­rial board went to lo­cal stores look­ing for a par­tic­u­lar kind of out­door Christ­mas light­ing, only to find that it was al­ready sold out.

Last we checked there were still three weeks un­til Christ­mas.

Given the fre­netic shop­ping pace and a re­cent slate of neg­a­tive news, it’s easy to find your in­ner self giv­ing a hearty “Bah, hum­bug!”

That’s why we were par­tic­u­larly grate­ful to see a ro­man­ti­cally un­abashed young man pro­pose to his girl­friend Satur­day dur­ing the an­nual Christ­mas pa­rade.

An­drew Ter­rell asked Kaila Sills to be his wife in front of sev­eral fam­ily and friends and hun­dreds of on­look­ers. The story was on our Sun­day front page and it even brought the At­lanta TV news sta­tions.

In the mid­dle of a crazy world, this young man made a bold procla­ma­tion of love.

He didn’t care that the coun­try is ap­proach­ing what could be a dev­as­tat­ing fis­cal cliff; he didn’t care about Irans plans to de­velop nu­clear weapons nor the ruth­less­ness of the Tal­iban; he only cared about shar­ing his love with his sweet­heart.

We hope that An­drew and Kaila achieve all their dreams, and we thank both of them for giv­ing us a jolt of good old Christ­mas cheer and hope.

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