Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dear 2016

Poor 2016. Nobody really likes it too much. There was terrorism and sad celebrity deaths and an election. The powers of sin continued to wage war, just like they have every other year. Thankfully, God was in control and everything that occurred(the good and bad) worked towards His plan for His kingdom.

And while I mourn the violence and political unrest that shakes the territories of our earthly dwelling, and mourn the death of wonderful actors like Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, in many ways this was actually a great year. There was much to be thankful for among the tragedy and sorrow.

Some lovely 2016 memories:

~meeting a pen-pal after four(we think?) years of communication

~otherwise hanging out with friends, old and new(this is starting to sound like a Christmas letter, whoops)

~learning violin

~roaming Alaskan mountains

~finishing the Anne of Green Gables books

~starting my first job as a piano teacher :D


~finishing Downton Abbey(I plan to devote a post to this exclusive subject soon)

~obtaining a driver's permit

~summer(yes, this is a memory :D)

My Favorite Books of 2016(that weren't re-reads):

~An Old-Fashioned Girl

~Sense & Sensibility

~Rilla of Ingleside

~Bridge to Terebithia

~Don't Waste Your Life

My Favorite Movies of 2016(that weren't re-watches):

~The Walk

~War Horse(amaazing)

~Singing in the Rain

(That's only three, but I'm drawing a blank.)

In conclusion, 2016 was another year in this sinful, broken place, but it will leave good memories all the same. :) Here's to another year!

How was your year? What is one of the best things you did this year? 


  1. I like the new look, Meredith! And that picture of you (I'm assuming that's you?) is so beautiful!

    Oh, wow, good for you starting as a piano teacher. I'm sure you'll do great!

    1. Thank you and thank you! Yes, it's me. :D

      Yes, it's been a challenge, but a profitable one I hope. :) Thanks for commenting!

  2. Speaking of Singin' in the Rain, I'm hoping to review it this week because I introduced my kids to it last night and they loved it, and it made me remember how much I love it too :-)

    1. Awesome! I'm off to read your review. :)

      I just remembered that technically I shouldn't have mentioned it because it WAS a re-watch for me, but I didn't like it very much the first time, so it was like seeing it for the first time when I watched it this year...

    2. Well, that still sorta counts. Seeing it with fresh eyes and all.


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