Stranded traveler: 'All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter'
December 19th, 2010
09:59 AM ET

Stranded traveler: 'All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter'

Lisa Suarez's voice breaks as she stands in the snow outside London's Heathrow airport, unable to get a flight home to Dallas, Texas.

"It's very hard," she says. "All I want for Christmas is to hug my daughter."

She and her family are among hundreds of thousands of people stranded by "freak weather conditions" that dumped unexpected tons of snow on Europe this weekend, snarling flight schedules at the continent's busiest airports.

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  1. Thebigpicture

    I think after reading all of these self serving comments that alot of people could use some high quality therapy. Yes times are hard for lots and lost of people. Maybe CNN is trying to milk a story for headlines, but I feel sorry for ANY parent who can't get to their children when they want to. At one time I had a job that required about 50% travel. I would be gone about 1 day before I really started missing my family. It's rough when you are away from the people you love, and all I feel is sympathy for this poor soul that has been stranded. Try to see the human side of things. I could not afford a european vacation, but i'm also not starving to death. I just try to be thankful for what I have. Bitterness and Jealousy are fires that only burn yourself.

    December 20, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    @banasy...p'shawww. Than you. And no, haven't read the entire Library of Congress, yet. (he he) I grew up in a tiny little town high in the Rockies. We didn't have electricity until the early 60's, and I saw my first TV show in 1965 at a neighbor's house. we never did get one. When I was a young man, I came accross this book..."The Impact of Electronic Media on Social Behavior." I'll never forget how the author summed in up:"The more we stare through the video window, the less relationship there is between where whe are, and what we know." I suspect too much TV is the source of attention deficit disorder.(keep in mind i think alsheimers is really mad-cow disease) So it's not how much one reads, but how much one can remember. Glad to finally meet you banasy, and feel free to "go to guy" me anytime!

    December 20, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  3. Alzheimers rather

    Correction b4 the schoolmarms arrive with spell check. No fair counting grammar, puncuation, and any other mis-spelled words. ty

    December 20, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. lorbideorgo

    vegna ekki:)

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