This is the first Christmas in my life that I will be alone. (Actually I will have my dogs with me.) My family is supportive, but they are in Oklahoma and I canít make it home. My roommate will be out of town, and so will Mel and Gary (my best friends in town.) I have no boyfriend at the moment. It is interesting to glimpse just a little of the loneliness that others face at the holidays. I will be alone because of logistics. I cannot imagine what it must be like to be alone because of rejection. My prayers go out for the lonely and hurting this holiday.