Friday, March 18, 2011

A Burnt Biscuit Story

This story is forwarded to me, and I thought it's inspiring enough to be shared around. 

When I was a kid, my mom would prepare special meals every now and then. And I remember one night in particular, 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 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 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!

*So the next time you get a burnt biscuit, think twice before scowling! And I must admit this story do makes me think twice more so of late :)


  1. Aww....what a personal and inspiring story you shared here~ I love your post 100 million times and more, QuaChee!!!

    You should write more of these type of posts! Love it max! Am looking forward to your future posts! Wee!!! :D

  2. Yes a little imperfection doesnt hurt. Life is after all made up of happy, sad, beautfiul and ugly moments :)

  3. More importantly we must see things on the brighter side all the time. :) Sometimes it is the flaws that make us perfect...just like diamond.

  4. ohyeah.. i've learnt it. nothing is perfect, n cant always be perfect. :)

    love this post, thanks for sharing. :)
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