Wednesday, January 26, 2011

LifeWOD #26

Something to ponder...

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 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
 ate 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 burned biscuit never hurt anyone!"

   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. But what I've learned over the years is that
   learning to accept each other’s faults - and choosing to celebrate each
   others 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!

   "Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket - keep
   it in your own."

     "Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point."