In some ways, I am feeling a little snarky as I write this. I am kind of in an off mood. So this might not be the chipper Katie that you sometimes hear from.
Charged with this task:
December 1 – One Word. Encapsulate the year 2010 in one word. Explain why you’re choosing that word. Now, imagine it’s one year from today, what would you like the word to be that captures 2011 for you? (Author: Gwen Bell)I have to admit that this has been a really strange year. If I look back on it all and try to capture it in one word - that word would have to be lonely.
I pick that word, because it captures both the way I have felt and the way I didn't feel.
In the midst of community and people, in the midst of a marriage and a family, in the midst of lots of people and relationships - there have been so many days where I have felt incredibly alone.
Not having a family makes me very lonely.