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Feb 11 2010

Posted by under Feel Good

Burnt 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 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!"

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 others 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
siblings
or friendship!
"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… I just did!

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