Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Burnt Biscuits

This story is making its way around the internet.  I found it in my email, sent to me by a friend in our Washington area MCS community.  Karen is the newly-found friend who gifted us with the Portable Mini spin Dryer from http://www.laundry-alternative.com/.  She would take no money, and said instead, "When you no longer need it, pass it along."  Generosity like this happens to us along the way, and we try to do the same every chance we get. 
Thanks, Karen for passing the good along!


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 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 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 other's faults - and choosing to celebrate each other's 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 let go and let God.

Because in the end, God'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."


Anonymous said...

we do our best and it is always
good enough.
burnt biscuits....
wonderful story, and analogy/
thank you

Mokihana and Pete said...

Welcome and thanks for your comment. Our best is good enough.