Saturday, February 23, 2013

Burned Biscuits!

Today I just wanted to share this great post that I found on facebook. It has nothing to do with eating low carb, or low sugar, or weight loss. But I just thought it was a wonderful story to share. I can't give credit to anyone, because I'm not sure who wrote it, but I think it's a great lesson. Hope you are all doing well.

Burned Biscuits - A lesson we all should learn.

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and 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!
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 kiss Daddy good 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 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 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 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!

  Thought for the day :" Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. 



  1. I love this! Thank you for sharing. I want my bf to read it :)

  2. Very nice story, Pattie! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a lovely Sunday!

  3. Love it! Beautiful!!(just like you!) How have you been?? I havent been on the blogs in a long time but I do miss my online friends. ((Sherri))

  4. I love the story and the sentiment. I swear that is how my husband responds to some of my attempts too:)
    Blessings and hugs:)

  5. Aww... between you and Kay, I keep wiping the tears away. What a sweet thing to remember (and for your father to do and say). All children should be so lucky to have such touching memories. Thanks for sharing. (oh and by the way, I actually do love burnt food (well, a little burnt). Have a great day Pattie!