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)
~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):
~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?