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Tiffany Hampton: Life in Logansport

Tiffany Hampton and son Tucker

As a child I can remember being afraid of the dark.  It's actually a fear that I haven't ever outgrown.  Now that I'm an adult, I just don't dwell on it like I did as a child.  During the storm on Friday night, our power went out while everyone was sleeping.  Of course, being pregnant, I'm up plenty thru the night. I   I was getting back into the bed and trying to get my nest made when it happened. The bathroom light, which we leave on, blinked a few times and then....total darkness.  All that leads me to this....

Even though I was safely in our bed with my husband and our son, there was that thought in the back of my mind.  That thought of what if something is in the room and I don't see it?  What if someone can see me, but I can't see them?  All this sounds ridiculous coming from an adult.  While laying there trying to fall back to sleep, I was able to get quick glances around the room, and out the hallway whenever the lighting would flash.  In those quick flashes I would be reminded that nothing was gonna get me.

All this easily resembles how we may or may not live our lives.  If we live in darkness, which usually consist of secrets and lies, we will constantly fear the light.  Anything bad could have been in our bedroom during that power outage and I would not have known it.  The darkness was so dark that I couldn't even see my own hand.  Darkness is a place of  worry, fear, discontentment, and no peace.  We have all had seasons of darkness.  We live looking over our shoulder in fear that someone will see us, will find us out.  To better see in a dark room, we turn on the light.  The light shines upon everything so that we can see what's in the room.  Just    like the flashes of lightning would reveal that nothing was standing in our room, that was gonna jump out and say "boo."

We need to strive daily to live our lives with the lights on.  When I'm sick at nighttime, it always seems worse, and I look very forward to the sun coming up.  Even though I may still be sick when it turns to daylight, it still doesn't seem as bad in the light.  The story behind this story is....even a bad day seems better if we're in the light.

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