It's that time of year...

Well, Christmas is almost here. This year I am not getting substantial gifts for anyone, but the niece and nephew. They will probably get theirs a little after Christmas.
I kind of feel like crap that I can't get any stuff, because I used to enjoy shopping and getting stuff that actually meant something. I am taking what extra I made this year, and putting it towards bills and debts.
Besides, to me, Christmas isn't about gifts. Christmas is about remembering our Lord & Savior and what He has done for us. The Lord has done so many things for me. The Lord, showed me that he loves me no matter what. The Lord showed me that I can be gay, and still be a Christian. That I can still have faith in myself and in humanity, even though a lot of the time, people who portray themselves as true Christians, can be the most hateful towards people like me.
The Lord taught me to learn from my mistakes, and from those around me, and to keep a healthy conscience. The Lord taught me most of these things through my mom. He speaks through her actions, and her love. I don't need or want gifts for Christmas. I have all the gifts I need or want already. My family and friends. A roof over my head. A car to get me from point A to point B. Enough money to get me by, and keep me from being hungry. I can only pray that you all have the same.
Merry Christmas to everyone who reads this, or doesn't, for that matter.
I hope the good Lord blesses you as he has me.

--Waylan

Holy wow.

        It's been almost a year since I've written anything for my site. That is just pitiful. I guess life is just more important than this simple blog. A lot has happened in a year's time. I've been with my  new job for over a year and a half. Things are crazy busy in the health insurance world. That is for sure. It's been so busy, I haven't been able to help out at my aunt's candy store as much. I miss the social aspect of that. Let me tell you, people are usually never in a bad mood in there. It's a chocolate shop, so obviously not many people would dislike that.
        We have two wonderful additions to our family. My brother Thomas and his wife Megan, had little Emma in June, and last June was, of course when Jaxsyn joined the family; Nathan & Sydney's 'little booger.' I still haven't been able to meet Emma yet, but very soon, I hope. It is looking like I will be able to go see visit them out in ol' Georgia, with my mom. I can't wait to meet her and visit the family.
        This year didn't have a wonderful start to it, my grandfather, or rather my Peepaw, passed away in February. It was rough. He was such great man. He was funny, and sweet. He was really smart. I loved him so much, as did many other people. I can't imagine the hurt my aunt and mom must have felt, as well as his wife, my Meemaw. They hade been married since 1956, I believe, so there's no denying that is a long time, especially compared to today's time standard on marriages. I still think of him all the time. He taught me some very valuable lessons, and I try to live by those, as I'm sure my mom has taught me many of them as well. He definitely was a great father figure to all of us grandkids. Can't wait to see him again.
        I've been living on my own for a while now. I just got back to having a roommate, my oldest brother of all people. I've had just a couple roommates, and one of them was pretty great, and one not so much. We don't have to get into that. Just figured I'd put that out there. I honestly at younger times in my life, thought I'd never get to have a place of my own, but thanks to a great mom, I've lucked out on having a wonderful landlord.
        I finally paid off my car this year. That is a huge milestone for any young adult. Of course, I still have debt, not any where near some people, thankfully, but just enough that I still struggle from time to time. I'm hoping that will change as I get older. I really would love to try and get back into getting a college degree, but sadly that is the reason I'm in debt as it is. I'm sure everyone these days, around my age, and some older, know exactly what I'm talking about. I really wish the education system could be changed to help more with that, but I'm sure that is a huge feat to take on, no matter who does it.
        Well, that's all I'm going to write about for now. I figure that will keep you all updated for a little while. I kind of made a promise to an old friend, I would try and write more, even my poetry, or just random blogs. We'll see how that goes...hopefully it won't be another whole year before that.

Here's to another good year --
--Way