Another Year Together

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Another Year Together

Together we faced

the challenges of the year

with love and courage…

disappointments and setbacks,

lucky breaks and happy days.

This new year will bring

unforeseen challenges and

unexpected joys.

Thank you for sharing the years,

walking hand-and-hand through life.


Copyright© 2022 by Cheryl Batavia


Photo by Kelly Sikkema from Unsplash.

Another Year

“Another Year Together” was written for the holiday card I put in Robert’s Christmas stocking this year. We have had a very personally challenging 2022: sickness, surgeries, extensive dental work, unexpected expenses, and family visits cancelled by weather and illness. The whole world has had a challenging year: wars, violence, storms, fires, floods, famine, supply chain issues, inflation and financial distress, a continuing Covid 19 pandemic compounded by widespread outbreaks of several other viruses…and on and on and on..

Robert and I have met the challenges of 2022, including Hurricane Ian. Although we are a little tireder and a little older, we have survived! We have also savored the pleasures of everyday life and the blessings that came our way. Our hopes are high for a better 2023, both for ourselves and for everyone worldwide.

We wish you courage for your journey, strength to meet the challenges you encounter, hope in your heart, and peace of mind. We wish you fair weather and good fortune. May you be inspired, creative, and productive. May you be surrounded by the love of family and friends.

❤ Happy 2023! ❤

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56 Comments

  1. Happy 2023 Cheryl. Man lives on hope. We should all pray and work together to make our dear earth a better place to live in.
    We have to reverse global warming and climate change at all cost to prevent the natural disasters of such huge devastation.
    Let’s all pray for peace, good health and contentment in the coming new year.
    My best wishes and love to you Cheryl ❤

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  2. Yes, you had faced a lot of problems both at micro and macro level. A nice poem, indeed! Hope 2023 will be a bright year for you and your family, and for the whole world. Wish you all the best, Cheryl! Happy New Year 2023 🥳

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  3. “Together we faced

    the challenges of the year

    with love and courage…”❤️

    Thank you, Cheryl. You, Robert, and this world is beautiful.

    Crisis and unexpected moments, are very challenging. Our mind don’t want to recognise them in the beginning.

    As we explore and stand firmly, to combat every problem against us, we got to know several unknown features of our own.

    Fighting root problems, in the correct way, builds us strong and flexible. We become more brave. Though, some damages can’t be recovered.

    We are “Another Year Together”. And I’m curious to learn more from you.😃💡✊🌍🚀

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  4. A beautiful and inspiring post, Cheryl. Though you and Robert faced many challenges, you persevered. A little tireder and a little older, but you are still here together in this thing called life. May you have a wonderful, safe and healthy 2023.💖

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  5. What a beautiful blessing in your poem Cheryl. You and Robert have weathered a lot of storms together literally and made it through. Thank you for your kind and meaningful poem. Let’s hope through all the ups and downs 2023 is a great year for all of us❣️

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    1. Lavinia, thank you for visiting my site and reading my poems. I think the worst is behind us, and we look forward to 2023. I wish you all the best in the new year, beautiful music, and bountiful harvests. I wish for a more healthful, peaceful, and prosperous year for all. ❤

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  6. Here’s to meeting the challenges! Thank you for your positive attitude and the beautiful wishes which I may borrow if that’s okay. Wishing you and Robert “courage for your journey, strength to meet the challenges you encounter, hope in your heart, and peace of mind. We wish you fair weather and good fortune. May you be inspired, creative, and productive. May you be surrounded by the love of family and friends.”

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  7. Cheryl, bless you for this most beautiful of New Year wishes to us all! Your words touch me deeply and your kind and positive nature shines through in how you have borne the difficulties this year and in your loving message. Wishing you a year of good health, joy, peace and creativity. Hugs xx ❤️

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  8. They say life throws us challenges so we get stronger and after 2022, I think we are all a bit stronger now. It is the support of loved ones that really get us through the tough days and make the good days even brighter. Congrats on taking on the challenges of ’22 and best wishes for an abundance of good times in ’23.

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  9. Beautiful words, dear Cheryl. The year of the tiger was rough for many. We all did it well— we survived. Blessings to you for the new year: one month gone already but there’s more we haven’t seen. May it be serene and stress free. All the best. Xo

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