When I was a kid, I remember my Mom liked to cook food every now and then. I remember one night in particular when she had made dinner after a long, hard day at work.
On that evening, my Mom placed a plate of bread, jams 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 asked me how my day was at school.
I don’t remember what I told him that night, but I do remember hearing my Mom apologize to my Dad for burning the biscuits. I’ll never forget what he said: “Honey, I love burned biscuits.”Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy and say 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 long hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides…. a burnt biscuit never hurt anyone but harsh words do! “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 others’ faults and choosing to celebrate each other’s differences is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy, growing, and lasting relationship.
PS: QUITE A FEW OF US MIGHT RELATE OURSELVES TO THIS STORY, MAY BE IN DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES.
Life is too short to wake up with regrets… Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t.
ENJOY LIFE NOW – IT HAS AN EXPIRY DATE!