Cathy Maritz Sends Story From The Email Outpost

Another beautiful email I thought of sharing with all at WHISNews21, this time my wife Cathy forwarded it to me from her Computer right next to me in the same room as me. It made me think about how far the email had to travel from her computer which is an arms length from me. Firstly, probably to a satellite in space, and then to my server, and back to the satellite and then to my computer right in front of me, and all that in less than one minute.

Life has an expiry date…

” When I was a kid, my Mum liked to make food for dinner every now & then & 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 Mum 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 Mum 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 Mum 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 mum 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 others 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!

Life is too short to wake up with regrets”…
Love the people who treat you right and have compassion for the ones who don’t.

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    • Inspiration is what we all need Judy, so I was glad that I could share this with everyone. So glad that it was appreciated and have an wonderful week!

  1. Hi Cathy, words of wisdom in what you put just sent. Keep these coming, they really speak to us. hugs Rhon

    • Hi Rhon yes what a wonderful story, will definitely share if I get more.
      Have a awesome week!

  2. Thank you for sharing that story, beautiful & compassion in it was wonderful.
    Hoping you never have to leave.

    • Thanks Barbara I am glad that I could share it. And yes I do hope that we never have to leave it would be a dream come true if we can stay somehow!
      Have a great week

  3. Great, great story, Cathy. So true and wonderful to read. I should put that in Deutsch to put it into our Garten der Lyrik (radio show on RSF1).and as a drop-in for radios.
    Have a happy day and all the very best to you and Frans.

    • Oh, no reason to sulk. Sometimes misunderstandings happen. But after a while one or the other comes out and says: “HEY, life is too short to stay angry. Let’s make up!”
      So, here I am: “Hey, let’s make up!” I am still airing his shows – and always am thinking of you guys, watching your pictures from Nashville. Great photos!

      Tell him that a smile looks much better on him, makes him even more attractive than he already is! And give him a hug from me – do it well, so it works! Thank you.

      Read this to him:

      Forgiveness in a relationship of love is essential. We all make mistakes and we must make amends and fix the relationship. There is a certain sadness in breaking the illusion of the perfect relationship. However, for those that pass the hurdle of forgiveness, they will find that their relationship is stronger and more meaningful than ever before. Before the first fight, the relationship is like a fragile egg. Once that illusion is broken the relationship becomes much stronger. You become aware that your relationship can survive a disagreement.

      Have a happy week and may God Bless You both.

      • Thanks for the kind words and yes I gave him a great big hug and he is as good as he was before. LOL sounds like a country song.
        Have a good week, and God Bless.