Trying week still has bright spots

Published 12:03 am Monday, May 9, 2011

Whoah! What a week. We went to bed last Sunday night knowing a major flood was coming, but thinking the Mississippi River’s predicted 63 crest was somewhat manageable.

By Monday afternoon, the panic had begun. A 65-foot crest, later, thankfully lowered to 64, sent the Miss-Lou into a complete frenzy, and understandably so.

Life as we know it seemed change in a matter of moments, even though no serious damage has been done to date.

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It’s been a tough week for many area residents, and it now seems difficult to think about anything but the flood.

But life does go on, and there were still things to make us smile in the Miss-Lou last week.

Let’s remember a few good things and forget the flood for just a minute.

• Alcorn State University celebrated its 140th graduation Saturday, sending 685 graduates into the next chapter of life. To the grads, congratulations and good luck. We’ll be watching and waiting for your success.

• Area residents gathered in Natchez, Vidalia and Ferriday Thursday for the National Day of Prayer. Flood fears aside, it’s always great to see the community come together with God at the center.

• Cathedral and Trinity baseball teams both had successful weeks in post-season play and will continue their path to potential state titles this week.

As we begin another week, perhaps the initial panic has passed. Experts have faith in the levees, and it’s really a waiting game now. So let’s take some time this week to enjoy the great things we have in our community, flood or no flood.