Burnt Toast

burnt toast

“When I was a little Boy, I remember one day in particular when she had made breakfast. She must have been very tired. My mom placed a plate of eggs, and rather 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 was I ready for school. I don’t remember what I replied, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jam on that toast and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table, 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 and I asked him if he really liked his toast burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said, ‘Your Momma works hard day after day 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 football player either.

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.

We should learn to take the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet of Allah. 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!!”

Source: MuftiSays forum

11 thoughts on “Burnt Toast”

  1. tell you what! You’ve taught me a wonderful lession that i dont know where i could’ve found it.
    May Allah bless you in your family and your wealth.

  2. lovely . . .
    n the best thing iz that we as humanz wont except that burnt toast over a stretch of time but Allah keeps on excepting our burnt toasts (our sinz) one after another despite the fact we hardly work hard to garner His propitiation . . .
    🙂

  3. Alhmdulilah, Allah SWT has blessed us and we are very lucky to be Muslims and read the Holy Quran. Jazakumullah Hu Kairan. Wa Salamualaikum

  4. Dear brother Ahmed,
    I firstly wanted to thank you for enlighting our hearts with such touching stories that consequently enable us to hold tight on the rope of Allah (SWT) and thus I wanted to ask you if I could use these stories to spread this beautiful Deen of Islaam on my facebook page titled: ‘Islamic Ummah’
    Jazakhallah Khair

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