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Burned Biscuits

When I was a little child, 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: “Baby, 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 burned biscuit never hurt anyone!”

You know, life is full of imperfect things… and imperfect people. I’m not the best housekeeper or cook. 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!

By Deb Billy Graham


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  • Manjima m r May 23, 2018, 12:48 am

    Moving……………..

  • Betina Finlayson January 7, 2016, 11:04 am

    I have burned the biscuits before in more ways than one, life is certainly full of burned biscuits for all of us. But, thank God above he forgives us of our imperfections and looks as us at beautiful baked biscuits!!!!! So many times how I forget to thank God for forgiving me!! But again today I am reminded to say thank you again for his forgiveness! Hope everyone has a great 2016!!!

  • Ashok rathore July 23, 2014, 2:28 am

    This is awesome story if we all understand this our life become easier and full of happiness…

  • Simon Kirui November 1, 2013, 9:37 am

    The story is indeed very nice, I love it.

  • Aomar October 21, 2013, 9:23 am

    It is really a very touching story.

  • Renu August 5, 2013, 3:34 am

    Awesome

  • Jacqui July 2, 2013, 10:00 pm

    I feel love in this story.

  • Iyah June 24, 2013, 4:21 am

    Nice.. I’m excited to have a husband like him .. 🙂

  • Koseyanmo Abiodun Abimbola June 19, 2013, 4:52 am

    Nice talk

  • Nagaraj lalasangi June 18, 2013, 1:36 pm

    Awesome story, and I too accept this, bcoz for long lasting relationship dis type of understanding is required:-)

  • Abraham June 17, 2013, 6:47 am

    Heart touching story.. I am inspired and humbled..

  • Mosopefoluwa June 16, 2013, 9:19 am

    Great wisdom. Encouraging piece.

  • Madhusudhan June 14, 2013, 5:11 am

    Very good story…This happens only when we put our legs in other shoes and think about their hard-work, commitment & how much they love us..

  • Inderjeet kaur June 13, 2013, 3:23 pm

    Awwwwwwwwwww…. loved the story!!! Really an inspirational one.. inspiring one to celebrate the differences and understanding the conditions.. 🙂

  • Rohit June 13, 2013, 3:25 am

    Do you all realize it just sounds good in stories, but in real life nothing happen like this, we just mean to ourselves. We don’t care how much work others are doing and how much tired they are.

  • Isran June 10, 2013, 11:23 pm

    It’s really superb yar. It’s a heart burning story.

  • Beidgette June 6, 2013, 8:59 pm

    I’m touched!!..

  • Stella Albert June 5, 2013, 1:04 am

    Really it’s heart touching story.

  • Thomas P.V June 3, 2013, 5:07 am

    Really a touching story. It is really good if the married people could read this story. instead of exaggerating the little mistake of others little smile and pardon will change positively everything. Thanks a lot

  • Martin June 3, 2013, 2:29 am

    Fantastic

  • Joyce June 3, 2013, 2:24 am

    Very encouraging

  • Raji June 3, 2013, 1:22 am

    Nice one 🙂 I love it and I like to share this story with my friends 🙂

  • Zungusnoh June 3, 2013, 12:45 am

    Nice story

  • Sunil June 2, 2013, 8:53 pm

    Such a great story.

  • Isabellah June 2, 2013, 6:00 pm

    Beautiful story with a great lesson.

  • Ibrahim Lukman June 2, 2013, 5:29 pm

    Nice one there!

  • Halima June 2, 2013, 4:13 pm

    Very, very interesting and this site helps people in their life by inspiring them. Keep it up God will repay u 4r this.

  • Prasurjya June 2, 2013, 12:58 pm

    Very sensible…it’s just love, mutual respect and understanding that make bonds grow strong..thnx and God bless 😉

  • Uhuru Thomas June 2, 2013, 11:47 am

    I love this site.

  • Rozy June 2, 2013, 10:01 am

    Nice and true.

  • Mr. Murali June 2, 2013, 10:00 am

    It’s ok.

  • Pranita June 2, 2013, 1:00 am

    Sweet story….and it carries the core ingredient for a successful relationship!

  • Kamya deus June 2, 2013, 12:55 am

    Woow! This is a very interesting piece, it really brings out the value of life and the fact that failure is part of life, although we don’t have to always subscribe to it. Thank you very much and may God bless you.

  • Samraat Limbu June 1, 2013, 11:46 pm

    Nice, and should learn from it.

  • Kirti June 1, 2013, 11:29 pm

    Wow just awesome! I wish I will get such a husband… 🙂

  • Vaiju Rege June 1, 2013, 11:06 pm

    What a lovely touching story!

  • Jaiceal June 1, 2013, 10:09 pm

    Indeed awesome!!!

  • Edlor June 1, 2013, 9:38 pm

    I love this site! I hope more people get to read stories like this. It makes us realize that life is indeed beautiful and sometimes we’re just too blind to appreciate it. The way we handle things would make a difference. Making things complicated instead of facing it with optimism won’t help at all.

  • Ajay Singh "Ekal" June 1, 2013, 8:57 pm

    It is wonderful writing. The moral of story shows the “Power of Acceptance”. Most of the problem in life get solve automatically if begun to accept the people, situation and circumstances as they are and then find what better can be possible. But resistance to accept actually drains your energy and then you can not meet the situation with full energy which God has given to all of us. In fact the problem do not come with out solution in life the only this is how we handle it that shows our devotion to the God.

  • Ben Roko June 1, 2013, 7:22 pm

    Thank you and God bless.

  • Alex June 1, 2013, 7:20 pm

    Very very true…. Mariage is about acceptance (to accept out mate as she/he is) and commitment (that not a simple burnt bread would matter)… Have a good day.

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