Several months ago, I remember creating a website for the purpose of blogging. I had the same general concept: “Post Tenebras, Lux” (latin for “After darkness, light” – more on that later). I wrote an entire blog post on this particularly striking phrase I learned a couple years ago that has stuck with me ever since. I custom designed my site, very proud of the pictures I figured out how to upload, and the text I made, etc. I’m not really sure what happened after all the excitement of creating something new, except that I didn’t keep up with it much and now that I wanted to get back into it again, I couldn’t find it anywhere! It disappeared. Gone.
Thus, the search that ended in disappointment also brought to life this newer, fresher, and way-cuter blog that I am totally motivated to keep up with now. After all this work, how can I let it fall by the wayside again?
So here I am again. This blog has stemmed out of an itch of mine to communicate practically EVERYTHING that’s in my little head, combined with the fact that I’m a stay-at-home mom with no one to communicate with except my 4 year old son during the daytime, sometimes a friend, and on his day off, my husband. Even still, none of them really want to listen to all the random thoughts, if even sometimes meaningful things I think about and contemplate all the time: hence, my blog.
With that being said, I do hope to have a meaningful virtual existence and be an encouragement and perhaps even an inspiration to those who wander onto these pages. I am many things in this life: a wife, a mother (particularly a mother of a special needs son), a daughter, a friend, a follower of Jesus Christ, a lover of beauty and creativity and now most recently, a blogger (which I would put under the creativity category). 🙂 My posts will revolve around one or more of any of these because they all are part of who I am and they each affect how I live my life – especially the “follower of Jesus Christ”. I strive to please my Lord in all I do, and this blog is no exception. I was created for His glory, and I can only pray that everything from the little funny posts to the huge contemplations or trials of life I post about will point to the One who has loved me with an everlasting love and has saved me from death to life.
This brings me to my blog post title: Post Tenebras, LUX. After darkness, LIGHT. This phrase has a simple, obvious meaning and a thousand parallels in life from which to draw. First and foremost, as I Peter 2:9 says,