The Burnt Toast !

India
April 16, 2009 11:40pm CST
"When I was a little girl, 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 toast in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see if anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his toast, 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 toast 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 toast. And I'll never forget what he said: 'Baby, I love burned toast.' Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if He really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, 'Debbie, your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides-a little burnt toast 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 the 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 burnt toast isn't a deal-breaker! We could extend this to any relationship in fact - as 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 but into your own." of course i was not the little girl.
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@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
17 Apr 09
Your story brought me to tears. How beautiful. I know this story could go alot different with an inconsiderate man. Your Father is a gem and may God Bless him always for his understanding. I think there would be many a man who would have reacted totally different creating havoc in the house over burnt toast. Thanks for the beautiful story.
• India
17 Apr 09
Understanding in a marriage is the rock solid foundation of it.. Many a ups and downs can be faced through with the right partner and a lot of love and understanding. Im glad you enjoyed this. Yes, any other man wouldj have brought the roof down. Thanks .
• India
17 Apr 09
Understanding in a marriage is the rock solid foundation of it.. Many a ups and downs can be faced through with the right partner and a lot of love and understanding. Im glad you enjoyed this. Yes, any other man wouldj have brought the roof down. Thanks .
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
17 Apr 09
That was a wonderful story and you have a great Dad.I try to lay my ugle parts of me at the feet of our Load.
• India
17 Apr 09
Its very rare that you find understanding men who understand the stress a woman goes through, doing two jobs, at office and home. Im glad you enjoyed this story. Yes, we should try and leave the ugly side of our nature in the hands of God and hope to be a better person. Thanks.
1 person likes this
• United States
17 Apr 09
I hope others read your story and enjoy it as much as I did.Men like that are few and far between.May life be good to you and yours
@srganesh (6350)
• India
17 Apr 09
Yes!We have to take life as it comes.If we want it the way we like,then we will be frustrated.Nobody is perfect and we have to tolerate everything,if we have real love for them.A good relationship is maintained on this mutual understanding.Cheers!