Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Life is Short - Make Every Minute Count!

My Mama....Ruth Pace Perdue - April 3, 1925 - June 23, 2012.  She was the last of ten siblings and now she has gone on to her heavenly reward.  I will miss you, Mama.  

Ruth Pace Perdue
~circa age 20

Ruth Pace Perdue
~circa age 86
I wanted to share a poem that my Mama wrote...

God's Way

My God is always with me,
As I live from day to day,
His Hand is there to guide me ---
His word shows me the way.
Sometimes the task seems long & dreary-
And oft times – goes undone,
As the devil tries to lure me,
From a lost one – waiting near.
But--- if I will have more faith
And trust Him
God will give me words to say,
And the lost one will find salvation
In God’s own --- & wondrous way.
                                  - Ruth Pace Perdue

An excerpt from her obituary...

Ruth Pace Perdue was born April 3, 1925 at Chula, Georgia to the Reverend William Wesley Pace and Susan Ola Catherine McDowell Pace.  She was married in 1945 to Edward Pierce (E.P.) Perdue for 54 ½ years and he passed away May 19, 2000.  Mrs. Perdue accepted the Lord and was baptized at the age of 11 ½ at the Springhead Baptist Church, Plant City, Florida, where her daddy was the pastor.

Both of my parents are gone now.  It feels so strange to know that I can no longer call them and chat for a while.  

If you're lucky enough to still have your parents, take a minute right now to give them a call and tell them you love them.  Life is short, and before you know it, they won't be there for you to tell them you love them. Go visit with them...give them a hug and kiss...make every minute count.  Have no regrets...


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Charlotte said...

Thx for this nice minute of rest and peace in my/our stressy live...

WhiteRacoon said...

my deepest sympathy, Susan!..She's happy with Lord now, may she rest in peace. Be strong!

Craftilicious said...

So sorry to hear your sad news Susan. I'm sending you a great big English hug through cyber space. Take some comfort in the fact that she is no longer in any pain from her failing health. Take care my friend.

Suze Bain said...

What a lovely tribute for a beautiful woman. Sending yourself and your family lots of love. xx

Deborah Frings said...

Hello Susan, I am so sorry to hear such sad news. Nothing I can say will make this easier, But I would like to send you a virtual hug. You have wonderful memories of your Mum and Dad and, eventually, they will be less painful. Hugs, Deborah xx

Thank you for sharing the poem your Mum wrote - it's beautiful and so was she!

Anonymous said...

Susan sorry for your loss of this beautiful lady , sending you lots of hugs and warm wishes for you and your family.


mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hello there Susan, I'm sad to hear your news and send you my deepest sympathy. This post is a lovely tribute to your mother. So I'm sending a big hug to you, Gay xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

That was so beautiful, Susan; beautiful pictures of her and what a beautiful poem she wrote. Thank you for sharing.

You have now memorialized her forever and ever and I think that's powerful and healing! Think how many wonderful, caring people can now "meet" your mom, hear her words, and share your grief at her passing.

As you know, I didn't have the pleasure of such wonderful parents, so I can only imagine the pain of your loss. But I can join with you in celebrating each precious moment we are given with loved ones before it's too late.

Super-size hug,

snapdragon said...

Oh! I'm so sorry for your loss. What a great legacy she left you- memories of a life well-lived and an inheritance in heaven.
I think I remember some of your scrapbook layouts of her...
Take care.

Victoria said...

I am so sorry for your loss. This is a lovely post in her honour and she is in Heaven now, but I know there is nothing that can be said to ease your pain.

Sandra H said...

Sorry for your loss Susan, such a touching poem too nice that you have shared this .........take care:)x

Valerie said...

A wonderful memorial to your mother Susan and what a looker she was! Thinking of you at this sad time and sending you a hug! Treasure your memories, they never die.
Val x

Sue Clark said...

Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful post and tribute to you Mom. Her poem is wonderful, thanks for sharing it. Hugs, Sue

kingstonmama said...

I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, Susan. Your mom sounds like an amazing woman and your tribute to her is lovely. Sending prayers and warm thoughts your way . . . Ann Y.

Kim S said...

Your mom clearly left a strong legacy.

Peace be with you.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Sending you hugs and wishes for a peaceful heart. What a beautiful tribute to her. xoxo

debby4000 said...

Thinking of you and your family at this sad time.

Michelle said...

Susan, I am so sorry to hear of your Mama's passing. A big hug to you. Your Mama was a beautiful woman. She also had a cheeky grin, if the most recent photo is anything to go by. Her poem was lovely. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh Susan, it's hard to lose a parent whenever it happens. You're so right about life being short and about taking the time to make each minute count. Take care, Vicky.

Zippy said...

I am so sorry for your loss, I know what you are going through as I lost my dear mum on the 21st June 2012 so it is all still fresh as it is for you. Your dear mama looked a lovely lady and wrote a beautiful poem. Sending you all my love and hugs xxx

Julie Howard said...

My sincerest condolences to you and all of your family. She's was truly a beautiful woman who raised a wonderful family - one of which whom I consider a close friend. Big hugs to you during this time of sorrow. You know you're now (as always) in my thoughts.

Chrissie said...

I have been away on holiday and so missed this Susan... heartfelt condolences... but what wonderful memories you must have... my mother was a marvellous person too and although she passed away many years ago I still recall lots of the things she did and said. Such wonderful times!

Viv said...

I really feel for you Susan, I lost my parents many years ago now but in the past 4 months I have lost both my dear brothers to cancer. Sending hugs to you and hope the memories of your lovely mama will help you in the coming months and years ahead.:) Viv xx

Ann E. said...

I realized I had not seen you post to facebook or sb.com for a while then I came across this post and knew why. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing one's mother is difficult as you often find yourself wishing you could ask them for advice or just talk again. Praying that God's love will surround you and your memories of your mother will bring comfort to you. ~Ann~


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