Mother’s Day and Please Pass the Burned Biscuits!

Motherhood is one of the greatest things in life.

It is an honor.

It is a high calling.

It is a joy.

I would have life no other way!

I’m grateful for a Mom who loved me so much, and now that she’s gone, many women have stepped in to that role of “Mom” for me. Those women — who are always there for me — are Ginny (my Dad’s wife), Jeannie, Faye, and Dee. Wonderful, beautiful women who I’m grateful to God for.

I want to share this cute, inspiring story with you today, and I also want to thank many who shared on this post, what your ideal Mother’s Day would be like. Thank you for sharing your hearts! Many of your comments brought back memories of when my kids were little (very top photo). The things we long for when our kids are babies definitely change over time. I remember wanting a “break,” for things to be “clean,” to get a good night’s sleep, for my kids to be angels (ha!), with no bickering.

Those things seem so simplistic to me now.

I find myself longing for more love, affection, for my kids to continue to grow in God, to “make it” in this world as they are finishing school and entering college. It’s much more complicated, but it’s all so good. I feel very blessed with my family.

This story was floating around email-land a few years back, and I saved it for a long time. :)

Burned Biscuits
When I was a kid, my mom likde 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 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 long hard day at work today and she’s real tired. And besides… a 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 anniversaries just like everyone else. 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.

So…please pass me a biscuit. And yes, the burned one will do just fine!

Oh, and I have to include a picture of me and my sisters whom I love very much. With our Mom gone, it’s good that we have each other. :)

What will you be doing for Mother’s Day on Sunday?

Happy Mother’s Day to all my friends and family!

16 comments on “Mother’s Day and Please Pass the Burned Biscuits!”

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  2. Oh…I love this. I am always burning things and my hubby…a firefighter…never complains, but also tells me he loves burned food. Lucky me! Happy mother’s day! Xo

  3. Love the photos, Sandy… and what a precious story. Hope you have a very Happy Mother’s Day ~ I will be relaxing and spending time with my kids. Sure to be wonderful. :)

  4. I loved the burned biscuits story so much, I linked this post in my Friday Finds on the Feed post. It was awesome. In case I fall in a landscaping hole before Sunday, you and your readers have a wonderful Mother’s Day! Cheers.

  5. What a sweet story. I’m planning a low-key day on Sunday.

  6. I too love breakfast for dinner and I too burn the biscuits from time to time. Wonderful story. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. My mom and I leave together Sunday for our dream family-heritage trip to Ireland, Wales, and England. She’s been planning for YEARS!

  8. What a great post Sandy! I miss my mom a ton too! I’m thankful for ladies who have helped fill that place.

    I don’t know what is happening for Mother’s Day. I always say “I just don’t want to cook”.

    I love the pics of your kiddos

  9. I so enjoyed that story. What a great reminder of the importance of extending grace to others… which amazingly allows our own soul a bit of calm in the process.

    The steaks are selected and preparing to thaw for our Mother’s Day dinner. We will be hosting as my hubby’s parents will be coming over. Wish my own parents could also come but they live 1/2 way across the U.S. A phone call will be included in my day. :-)

    Happy Mother’s Day to you friend!

    And thank you for the reminder of how quickly these sleepless nights will disappear and things remaining clean with days full of breaks will seem so empty. Off to immerse myself in this crazy, busy day of what is referred to as “motherhood”… a renewed awareness to cherish the beautiful chaos of it all.

  10. Oh my goodness! Those photos of the kids are fabulous!!

  11. Happy mothers day, Sandy. Not sure what my family has planned, but I am excited to just ne together…maybe a hike and picnic?

  12. Love the pics! Not sure what Mother’s Day holds, but that is OK!

  13. Hopefully, nothing… :)
    Sandy, beautiful post. Enjoy your day.

  14. Sandy, the kids’ pictures are priceless! I love your daughter’s face in the second!! On Sunday, we’ll be traveling back to Ukraine; we begin the trek tomorrow as we leave beautiful Bavaria. This week has been such a gift to me, though- I have not had to cook or clean and I’ve been able to enjoy my children without dealing with other “pressing” details that seem to take forever in Kyiv. In fact, we’re about to head out for a walk around the lake at the base of some gorgeous mountains- it’s a fantastic, sunny day!

  15. Oh my gosh, you look so much like my sister that I did a double take! Nice post.

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