burnt biscuits.

Many thanks to my wonderful sister for sending this to me. A, your timing was perfect, and you, too, have touched my life in many more ways than you’ll ever know and could ever imagine. I love you!

And now, I share with you the forward A sent to me on a gray day in January, “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 after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone 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. I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just like everyone else. What I’ve learned over the years is that learning to accept each others faults – and choosing to celebrate each others differences – 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 base 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!

Please pass this along to someone who has enriched your life … I just did!

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2 responses to “burnt biscuits.

  1. 5kidswdisabilities

    Thank you for your wise words!
    Lindsey Petersen
    http://5kidswdisabilities.wordpress.com

    • You’re most welcome, Lindsey! Actually, I’ll say your welcome for passing on someone else’s wise words! ;0) Seemed to be something that could apply to anyone, and certainly something we should all reflect upon. Have a great weekend!

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