Hey guys. Its been a few years since I've been on here. Came to see if anyone else still checks up on the place. Nostalgia is a brutal thing sometimes, ya know? I spent years of my life without many friends, with no social life outside of the internet and you all became the best friends I had. I always looked forward to getting on MSN Messenger and here and talking, role playing, arguing about whether or not Wii looked completely retarded.
I'm gonna be 21 next month. It's crazy how fast time goes by. I looked at my posts in the WotS RPG, about how my character would look in the mirror and feel his age. I wrote that when I was 15 or 16....Now I'm almost 21, and its odd, looking in the mirror now and actually feeling like my character I had written all those years ago.
All my friends are getting married, my band is nearly dead, I'm looking at getting promoted to a full time position at my pharmacy and I look back on this site and realise how truly short life is. Its hard not to miss the old days, hanging out with you all, not a care in the world, waiting on the next post.
I want to encourage anybody who comes back here to read this to remember how short life can be. To remember that we're just sojourners here in this world, that we ought to live for Eternity, knowing that Heaven is our home. Live for the Lord, love him all your days, faithfully follow him.
I want to apologize for not being the encouragement I should have been to you all. I loved getting on here and goofing off and having fun, but I should've also been here to help. To pray, encourage, worship with all of you. And I also wanted to apologize to those of you who were close friends of mine whom I abandoned. Growing up isn't really an excuse...Yeah I grew out of this forum, but I shouldn't have left you all without a sound.
Truth is...I really miss you guys. It kinda breaks my heart when I think about the person I used to be (and how much I should have been changed by now, but I haven't).
But...its the past, and I cant change it. I dont mean to sound so dreary guys. I just wanted to get on here to be honest with you, that I should've been here for you in a better way than I was, and that I'm sorry for not keeping in touch.
I love you all. Some of you are friends with me on facebook. If you wanna message me sometime and say hey, I'd like to catch up.
TGS was something I really needed when I was younger. I wish I would have contributed to making it better. I guess hindsight is 20/20 huh?
Again, I love you all. I hope God has done amazing things in your life since I last spoke to you. Keep following after him, put your faith and trust in him. That's what brought us together in the first place after all. A bunch of kids who loved Jesus and wanted a place to hang out together.
Maybe I'll write a book about this someday...
God bless, TGS members! If I dont talk to you again, I'll see you on the other side...
-Jeremy DeLaPorte (AKA Smally, Aeneas)
Kiss it goodbye...