Monday, October 10, 2011

How true is this?

Burned 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 ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing... never made a face nor uttered a word about it!

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 every now and then."

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 burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

As I've grown older, I've thought about that many times. 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!

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."

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine. And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.


9 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

How very true Patty and so well put. If I had married a man like that, I'd still be married. He wasn't fond of my burnt biscuits.

reanaclaire said...

Yes, burnt or not cooked,. they dont matter... it is the love that surrounds us that counts..

madcobug said...

Very good entry. Helen

Country Mouse Studio said...

so much truth in this post, wonderful

KleinsteMotte said...

Yes that we ought to overlook those little details is so true to harmony but we are taught to aim for perfection. The contradiction is what creates the disharmony. Can we live with both? That's the test.

Abe Lincoln said...

I love your burned biscuits, Patty. You can make burned biscuits any time you want.

Lady Di Tn said...

A very good lesson learned. Thanks for sharing. I don't know about you but some nights my cooking leaves a lot to be desired. Prince is like the man in the story, he eats and does not complain. He is a jewel. Peace

Shionge said...

Thank you for this reminder and yes, we have to embrace life be it good or bad ;D

Margaret Cloud said...

This is such a great story. We should all take the bad with the good.