Tuesday, January 12, 2010


My mom sent this to me in an email and I wanted to post it here for you to enjoy. I don't know who wrote this, but it's one to remember.

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

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 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 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....


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