Friday, July 15, 2011

Pass the biscuits

Received this via email, and thought that I should share it.


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 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 long hard day at work today and she 's real tired.
And besides... a burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

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.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets... Love the people who treat
you right


iml said...

And never forget the please and thank you.

bp said...

thanks for passing this on. just when i was also thinking life is so short... we'd better cherish all the biscuits we've been blessed with, including the burned ones, yah! what a touching tale of appreciating, loving someone for not just what she's put in but who she is despite all our imperfections!

thanks SAHM for this thotful TGIF read, u have a blessed weekend now!

Stardust said...


Thank you for passing this my friend, I totally need this!

My partner has been staying home weeks to help around but all I do is pick on him and disparage his efforts. I really should realise that a 'king' like him is kind enough to lend his hands and he is already trying very hard.

Thank you for sharing this, once again. Hugss.

J-mie said...

Thank you! I really need to read this and be reminded of.

I admit it is a struggle not to pick on mistakes, especially if I feel that I can do better than that... but thank you for making me realize that in love... you see the flaws but you don't mind them.