Burned 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 ugly burned biscuit. He ate every bite of that thing.... never made a face nor 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 tell Dad good night and I asked him if he really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped a arm around me and said, "Your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real 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 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.

I think we all need to 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 battle.

"Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."

Like the name of a star that no one can see.

1Nasty1 1Nasty1
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10 Responses Sep 14, 2011

Trying to trace the true author of the biscuits story. Do you know where you first found this?

Great story! I'm the same as your dad: Don't sweat the small stuff! Now, if the partner is a mean, hateful, nag, that's worth sweating over! ha ha!

Great story! Maybe this is why my wife always burns my grilled cheese sandwiches? lmbo!<br />
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I seldom complain but my kids raise a fuss!

This story really touched my heart! We all can learn from your father.

I'm sorry your father has passed on. Sounds like he has left you some really great memories. Let's hope the rest of us can do as well.

Thank you, Many did say my father was a light house, he did have a light that shines.

My condolences to you on the passing of your father. Its your turn to bring those treasured traits to the next generation.

oh sorry but he must have left those good traits with you. may you pass them on to generations

I did, I'm a grandfather already!

Your father is a very wise man & tolerant & understanding--along with really loving & understanding his wife. You have a great father & I hope he teaches you ALOT of the way he is & thinks.

He was a great man, he died afew months ago

that was a very loving thing for your father to do.

He had his moments 8^)

sound to me as a lasting relationship that one respects the others for better or worse , and my wife and i still have a breakfast at dinner time, alot of times when you just look at each other and say "what are you in the mood for"

sounds like love!