The Secret to a Lasting Marriage:
Embrace Imperfection By- Deb Graham
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
And that’s my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the good,
the bad, and the ugly parts of your married 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 marriage 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!!