Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Someone sent me this yesterday and I thought it worth passing on and can even make an impact on our life this Lent.
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
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
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
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
"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..!.!.!.!
And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life....
like I just did!