[StBernard] Burnt Biscuits - Please read . . .

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Oct 27 08:41:16 EDT 2010

~ Burnt Biscuits ~

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 made breakfast
instead of dinner after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom plalced a plate of eggs, sausage
and extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see
anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at my
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
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
just like everyone else. What I've learned over the years is that learning
accept each others faults - and choosing to celebrate each others
differences -
is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and

That's my prayer for you today . . . That you will learn to take
the good, the bad, and the difficult parts of your life and lay them at the
of God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you a

relationship where a burned biscuit isn't a deal-breaker! We could extend
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
just fine! And please pass this along to someone who has enriched your
I just did. Life is too short to wake up with regrets. Love the people
treat you right and forget about the ones who don't.

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