When I was a small child, my mom liked to make breakfast and dinner every day. I remember one night in particular when she made dinner after a long, hard day at work. On that evening, 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. All my Dad did was reach for his toast, smiled at Mom, and asked 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 as he ate every bite? When I got up from the table I heard 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 and say good night and I asked him if he really liked his toast burned! He wrapped me in his arms and said, “Dear, your Momma put in a hard day at work today and she was really tired. 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 one of the most important keys to creating a healthy growing and lasting relationship”.


Learn to love each others faults and choose to celebrate each other’s differences.