Dickie-Quickie

Some pretty special people listen to the Good Night podcasts. Here’s one from Proud Podcast Participant Big Jim:

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make dinner & I remember one night in particular when she had made dinner after a 
long, hard day at work.
On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of bread, jam, 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
mom 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 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 burnt one will do just fine! .

I really like you guys.

2 Responses to “Dickie-Quickie”

  1. Betsy says:

    Neat story- special dad.

  2. Carole says:

    Big Jim –

    That was one of the loveliest true stories I have ever heard!! A wise and loving man, was your Dad!!! It seems he has imparted both of those qualities to his son. Your comments show that — and I believe you are quite correct.
    We need more people like you in this world.
    Thanks so much for sharing. That story made my evening.

    I agree – I think Dick’s “Huddle” is a really wonderful group of folks.