Burned Biscuits and Marriage ?

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 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 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!

“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.

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4 thoughts on “Burned Biscuits and Marriage ?

  1. Indeed only God can get me to this point especially with my husband. What a bad attitude I can have sometimes.

  2. This was lovely. It takes me back to the first morning in our house. The oven was calibrated a bit differently from the previous one in our apartment, and the result was that the cinnamon rolls were burned. This was back when cajun blackened this-and-that was taking the gourmet world by storm, and my beloved grinned and said “look! we can make cajun cinnamon rolls here!” The kids, and my sis, who had come to help with the move, all took up where he left off. I learned the new oven and the cinnamon rolls aren’t blackened any more, but the memory of the kindness and good humor lives on.

  3. Overlooking each others faults in a key to a happy marriage. When we have expectations of perfection, we set ourselves up to never be satisfied. Acceptance is the key. It doesn’t mean that we stop tryng to get better, but it does mean that we offer love and acceptance as we journey together.

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