Thursday, January 14, 2010

Burned Biscuits

I want to share something that was sent to me by email today. This really touches
me right now because it's something that I have been struggling with.... remember to be accepting of others. Even with the best of intentions we sometimes forget that we ourselves are less than perfect.

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
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
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

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


Elaine. said...

This is so beautiful. I am printing it out.
Thank you for sharing this with us.

luv46kdz said...

Thank you :) Sometimes we need a gentle reminder. This was very sweet.

Love you lady

Susan said...

What a nice story, Lisa. My life seems to be full of burned biscuits , only I seem to do more serving than eating at times. :) TFS.

courtney said...

Thanks Lisa, what a wonderful message.

Kathi said...

What a wonderful remember that we must always be gracious and grateful! -SBQ

Melissa said...

Thanks Lisa, what a lovely story and reminder.

VanHuis Family said...

Thanks Lisa. That's a great story. I don't think I've ever heard that one before. Definetely one to store away and remember. :)