Hey everyone! I know that last year I said I was signing off of Aetherlight for good, and I really didn't think I was going to come back, but my life has changed a lot and I think that it would be really good for me to have a reliable community of like-minded christians. I've never had a strong friend group, especially not with chrisian youth. The entire coronavirus situation made things really hard. Although I was trusting in God, and knew that I should not fear the virus, in the beginning I feared being forgotten. Besides a few manditory Zoom calls I've had almost no social interaction. Without having a strong friendship before quarantine it felt impossible to create a friend over facetime and text. I feel like the forums have always been a haven for me. When my real friends would ignore me, or something didn't go well irl I knew I had a group of loving christians who would always be there. It's been incredibly difficult being alone for 4 months straight, and recently I've been holding back from getting upset with people I see that are saying they've had it the hardest but I need to realize everyone's situation is different. I'm really grateful I have a healthy family life, and a loving family. My heart goes out to kids in toxic situations. But basically my main point is that I'm coming back on the forums. I don't expect anyone's really going to care, who knows how many people will read this, but maybe some people will. I'm hoping I can become more involved on the forums, and really get to know everyone better, even people that I've been on with for years.
Rachel Blackruin, signing on.