Submitted by Al Greiner
I was a kid, my Mom liked to make
breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night
particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work.
that evening so long ago, my Mom
placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits in front
dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed!
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
what I told him that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter
jelly on that ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing...
made a face nor uttered a word about it!
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
every now and then.”
that night, I went to kiss Daddy
good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He
me in his arms and said, “Your Momma put in a hard day at work today
real tired. And besides - a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”
I’ve grown older, I’ve thought
about that many times. Life is full of imperfect things and imperfect
I’m not the best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and
just like everyone else. But what I’ve learned over the years is that
to accept each other’s faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s
differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy,
and lasting relationship.
that’s my prayer for you today....
that you will learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of
and lay them at the feet of God.. Because in the end, He’s the only One
will be able to give you a relationship where a burnt biscuit isn’t a
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!
put the key to your happiness
in someone else’s pocket - keep it in your own.”
please pass me a biscuit, and yes,
the burned one will do just fine.
kinder than necessary because
everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
without God is like an unsharpened
pencil - it has no point.”