Friday, December 3, 2010

Reverb10: One Word

I'm a little late to the party, but at least I showed up, right?

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?

This year has shown me the power of the heart. Heartache. Heartbreak. Heart-racing anticipation. Heart-filling joy! This year has brought such an extreme of emotion it seems like a feat of the human spirit to be able to withstand it all.

The year started with a sense of worry - Mr. Fix-It's Mom's cancer had returned, and my Mom had gotten word she had a tumor in her pancreas. Both underwent treatment, my Mom's surgery was as successful as possible, and Mr. Fix-It's Mom began chemotherapy. However, as many of you know, we lost her in July. The loss will remain in our hearts for a lifetime.

The year also brought the most amazingly heart-filling, heart-brimming, overwhelming, beautiful joy.

Our wedding was the culmination of an incredible amount of work, dedication, love. The celebration and sense of family and happiness was something I will carry with me always. It was unbelievable.

In 2011, I look to achieve health. It includes health in all areas of life: physical health in taking better care of myself, mental health in better balancing how I spend my time, and a general sense of wellness.


  1. I'm so sorry for your lost Fix-its! You picked such great words that really seem to encompass your year well. Heart... I really love it