Handle With Care

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
~Aubrey Hepburn

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My son and future daughter-in-law on a recent daytrip to a local vineyard. I hope and pray that neither one throws the other away one day. I believe this is one of the reasons for so much pain in the world, because people discard each other too easily. Please, let’s handle each other with care.

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17 thoughts on “Handle With Care

  1. I absolutely agree Kim. Strong love will keep them together. It really does apply to all our relationships doesn’t it. And it never ends, no matter what stage of life we’re at, we all need to handle each other with care. ❤️

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    • Thanks, George. My oldest son and his wife divorced and it was devastating to me because I love that woman. I was so upset with my son for a long time. I don’t know if my heart can stand it again. But of course they’re not even married yet, so I need to stay positive 🙂

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      • That’s a tough one, Kim. Relationships can be so complicated especially when we, as parents, are placed in the middle of it and become emotionally invested. We’ll keep all fingers and toes crossed.

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  2. Well, this is quite interesting Kim! I suppose the quote does require some context. We live in a throwaway culture, where you can just get something newer and better (so you think) within the blink of an eye. Real relationships require commitment and hard work, but I’m pretty sure there are some situations where you might want to gently leave the person so they can repair themselves somehow, but not necessarily throw them out altogether.

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    • My grandmother used to say, when it comes to divorce, you’re simply throwing away one set of problems for another. I agree with you, though, that some situations are simply unbearable, that you can leave, not in anger or despair, but because you really just need to leave.

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