Burned Biscuits

When I was a kid, my Mom like to make breakfast food for dinner every now than then.  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 reached 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 ugly burned biscuit.  Dad ate every bit of that thing and never made a face or uttered a word about it!

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 every now and then.”

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy goon night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned.  He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Your Mom put in a hard day at work today and she’s really tired.  And besides, a little burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”

As I’ve grown older, I’ve thought about that many times.  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 is 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 and wife, parent and child, siblings, and friendships.

Don’t put the key to your happiness in someone elses pocket.  Keep the key to your happiness in your own pocket.

So, please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burned one will do just fine!!!  And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your life, just as I did.

Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

“Life without God is like a unsharpened pencil, it has no point.!”

June R. McCaskill (Mimi’s Creations)