Today marks my first blog-iversary. Wanna see my first post? It will give you a clue as to the main reason why this day is special.
Karl has been out of town, so I sat with the kids to watch our wedding and honeymoon video. I actually had butterflies in my stomach just watching myself get married. I’m so glad I wasn’t too terrified to go through with it. Marrying Karl was one good decision amid a plethora of very bad ones. Some of you may cry when you watch your wedding video, but I feel relieved. As in, “Whew! We did it!”
As we watched the honeymoon portion, the kids laughed their heads off at our silly dialogue. Karl is constantly making jokes and I’m constantly asking him how he “feels” about being married. “What was your favorite part of the ceremony?” His response: goofy eyebrow motions.
I give a constant play-by-play throughout the video. At one point Benjamin said, “I wish you’d give the camera to Daddy. He’s funnier than you.” Why, just last week Karl was explaining to the kids how to be funny and he used me as an example of how not to be funny. Any laughs I get are accidental. Anyway, when Karl has the camera he cracks jokes about everything he sees and asks me to do goofy things that makes the kids laugh. When I have the camera I note boring things like the boats in the bay: “There are some boats.” It’s riveting, I tell you, just riveting.
It is so interesting to note that while we have changed so much over the last nine years, we really haven’t changed that much. I still don’t like to spend time fixing my hair, Karl is still concerned about what his next meal is, and I still have to ask him if he has brushed his teeth today. So much of that silly video is replayed every single day of my life. And I’m starting to like it.
About the blog: Like most bloggers, this whole thing started with a desire to do something for fun. In my case, it was a desire to do something a little different to say, “Happy Anniversary,” to Karl. For the longest time, he was the only person who read my blog (and that was when I asked him to). He even started one of his own. There was a lot of linking back and forth in those early days. I learned how to use Sitemeter and was shocked to see that people actually visited. An “if you post it, they will come” kind of thing, I guess. Then, Karl decided to tell our family about it and I had to answer the question, “What is a blog?” As I tried to explain it, I realized for the first time that blogging is kind of weird. What’s the point? I still don’t have a great answer for that question.
I spent a lot of time trying to figure what I wanted Lux Venit to be. Should I write according to a theme? Should I write to fill a specific niche? Should I be a homeschool blog? Should I write anti-feminism posts? Do I want to get into politics? Should I write out my life story? What are topics I need to avoid?
Ultimately, I decided that I would write whatever I want to write, but that I would always try to encourage others and glorify God. I committed to attempt a post every day for one year. This is post #336. I came close.
The best blogging surprise is the friendships I’ve made. I share this little corner of the blogspherewith some really talented, godly women who have spurred me on and challenged me in so many ways. Lord willing, we’ll celebrate again next May!