Burnt Biscuits

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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 waited 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 heard 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. A little burned 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 other’s 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.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of
“Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no points.”
H/t beloved fellow f.

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0 responses to “Burnt Biscuits

  1. Very sweet and true…ain’t nothing wrong w/burned bisquits! They only add more flavor to the meal…

  2. What a wonderfully kind thing to do.

  3. How sweet and oh so true. It is what I keep telling my daughter. You have to take the good with the bad. If you are with someone and over time…the little bad habits really get on your nerves…you either better pray or don’t marry him.


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