Saturday, March 13, 2010

Burnt Biscuits

Have you seen this story? I don't know who authored it, but was sure happy when a friend thought to share in a recent e-mail.

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When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. 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!"

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. But 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!


15 comments:

  1. Oh, that is so good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. If we would all treat one another with this kind of grace we would be reflecting Christ.

    Thank you for sharing this story.

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  3. This is wonderful! I can always grow in challenges to love and acceptance.

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  4. What a wonderful story! You dad must have practiced what he preached...and look at how this story is still touching others lives..Wow.
    God bless.

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  5. great reminder to let everything go and trust Him.

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  6. I love stories such as these. It is just soo true. If we learned to work with each other flaws and weaknesses like that think of how much easier our lives would be. Thanks for sharing this. Blessings, Debbie

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  7. I can always count on a visit to your blog to uplift and inspire. Today's message certainly arrived with perfect timing.

    Hope all is well with you and DH. Sending our best wishes for both of you.

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  8. What a wonderful story! Your Dad and Mom sound like they had a special relationship. You have been blessed! Thank you for sharing your important message of love and acceptance.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  9. I absolutely love this! It's wonderful. And everybody needs to read it and learn from it. Thank you.

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  10. What a Superman your father was!

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  11. Sounds like a very wise father to me. It made me smile, because my hubby always says he likes toast burned every time I burn it. He's convinced me he really does like it that way. lol He likes his biscuits very very brown, maybe not burned. I like them that way too.
    Have a great week.
    Charlotte

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  12. Great reminder to... "Let Go and Let God". Thank you for sharing this with us! God bless you!!

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  13. This is awesome! I get a lot of emails but I have not seen this. Thank-you so much for sharing.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  14. Wonderful Story !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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