Tuesday, January 3, 2012
'A hot breakfast...'
Shermie woke up to the smell of fresh coffee. Per usual, his wife was up and all ready had coffee ready with the television telling the morning news.
“I think I'll make you a hot breakfast this morning Shermie. The weather man says it's going to be cold today.” Weezy moved to the kitchen to pour her husband's coffee. As Shermie sat sipping his hot drink and watching the morning news; Weezy set about taking eggs out of the fridge and putting bread in the toaster.
It was no big deal, as Weezy had been fixing breakfast for her husband since 1975. However, her timing was a bit off this morning. She warmed the frying pan, beat the eggs and was stirring the eggs when the smoke detector went off.
“Oh dear, my toast is burning again.” Weezy moved quickly and rescued the bread before it burned to a crisp. She took her dish towel and waved it in front of the smoke detector so it would turn off.
'Never mind, I got it.' Shermie got up and took the smoke detector off the wall. 'Well, now our neighbors know we are having breakfast.'
Weezy made her own bread and sometimes she managed to cut it a little thicker than store bought bread. Her toaster would sometimes burn it if she didn't keep an eye on it. The smoke detector went off at least once a month, so Shermie wasn't surprised.
Weezy set up a tray of scrambled eggs, toast and coffee for her husband. He sat looking at the darkened toast.
Weezy grinned as she spread a dab of butter and honey on top and crunched away on her toast.
“Well, I said I was going to make you a hot breakfast. I didn't say it was going to be good.”
Shermie began to laugh. 'Your right, you didn't say that it was going to be good. It's fine sweetie, never a dull moment.”
This little scenario could have been quite different if the couple was short tempered or ungrateful. Shermie could have said...'why do you always set the alarm off?' or 'I'm not eating dark toast” but he knew the meal was made with love.
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.'