Burned Biscuits

by Stephen on June 1, 2013 · 40 comments

in Marriage

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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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alex June 1, 2013 at 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.

2 Ben Roko June 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Thank you and God bless.

3 Ajay Singh "Ekal" June 1, 2013 at 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.

4 Edlor June 1, 2013 at 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.

5 Jaiceal June 1, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Indeed awesome!!!

6 Vaiju Rege June 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

What a lovely touching story!

7 Kirti June 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm

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

8 Samraat Limbu June 1, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Nice, and should learn from it.

9 Kamya deus June 2, 2013 at 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.

10 Pranita June 2, 2013 at 1:00 am

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

11 Mr. Murali June 2, 2013 at 10:00 am

It’s ok.

12 Rozy June 2, 2013 at 10:01 am

Nice and true.

13 Uhuru Thomas June 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

I love this site.

14 Prasurjya June 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm

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

15 Halima June 2, 2013 at 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.

16 Ibrahim Lukman June 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

Nice one there!

17 Isabellah June 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Beautiful story with a great lesson.

18 Sunil June 2, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Such a great story.

19 Zungusnoh June 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

Nice story

20 Raji June 3, 2013 at 1:22 am

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

21 Joyce June 3, 2013 at 2:24 am

Very encouraging

22 Martin June 3, 2013 at 2:29 am


23 Thomas P.V June 3, 2013 at 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

24 Stella Albert June 5, 2013 at 1:04 am

Really it’s heart touching story.

25 Beidgette June 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm

I’m touched!!..

26 Isran June 10, 2013 at 11:23 pm

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

27 Rohit June 13, 2013 at 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.

28 Inderjeet kaur June 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm

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

29 Madhusudhan June 14, 2013 at 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..

30 Mosopefoluwa June 16, 2013 at 9:19 am

Great wisdom. Encouraging piece.

31 Abraham June 17, 2013 at 6:47 am

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

32 Nagaraj lalasangi June 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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

33 Koseyanmo Abiodun Abimbola June 19, 2013 at 4:52 am

Nice talk

34 Iyah June 24, 2013 at 4:21 am

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

35 Jacqui July 2, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I feel love in this story.

36 Renu August 5, 2013 at 3:34 am


37 Aomar October 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

It is really a very touching story.

38 Simon Kirui November 1, 2013 at 9:37 am

The story is indeed very nice, I love it.

39 Ashok rathore July 23, 2014 at 2:28 am

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

40 Betina Finlayson January 7, 2016 at 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!!!

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