Monday, August 20, 2012

Burnt Biscuits


When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner
every now and then.. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast for our supper after a long, hard day at work. Granted, my mom didn't always work outside the home, so when she did it was double duty, taking care of us kids and helping someone else out of jam.

On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my Dad and I. I remember waiting to see if he noticed! Yet all my Dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on that biscuit and eat every bite! When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my Mom apologize to my Dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what he said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits." Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides - a little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"


You know, life is full of imperfect things.....and imperfect people.  What I've learned over the years is that we need to learn to accept each other's faults - and choose to celebrate each others differences.  It is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your
life and lay them at the feet of God. Because in the end, He's the only one who will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is the basis of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or friendship!

"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep it in your own."
God Bless You.....Now, and Always.... So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just fine.!.!.!.!

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