Happy Mother’s Day

This is my third Mother’s Day! I am amazed at how quickly time flies. Jake was only three months old on my first Mother’s Day. It was a fun day. My mom gave me a very special present that day. It was a “grandparents book” that journaled my whole life through pictures and family trees. It took her countless hours to create the book, but I LOVED it and I still do. However, it is at her house so that she can update it periodically.

I love everyday that I get to hear the word Mommy. At times, I may wish to not hear it anymore that day, but I do love my boys and love to hear Jake say mommy (soon Judd will say ma ma :-)). Being a mother is the one of the greatest joys of my life. First is being a child of God, and second is being the wife to the greatest man, Jim Perdue.

Mother’s Day is a great day! It is even better now that I have children. Not from the point of view that I am Jake and Judd’s mom, but now I can truly appreciate my mom even more.

Mom: I just want to say thanks a ton for enduring the pain of birth on March 19, 1979. And thanks for putting up with all the mess I handed you as a child. You’ve put up with me 10,275 days and for that I’m grateful. There’s no doubt I’m blessed to have survived many of those days.

p.s. Jim wanted to know what I wanted for Mother’s Day. This is what I asked for: I want twelve hours of “me” time so that I can clean the house and run errands all in one day. How awesome of a day will that be??!!! I must say I can not wait!


In an earlier post I mentioned that Sonny’s BBQ was special to Jim and me. I guess I will explain today.

Before Jim and I officially started dating we both drove two hours to a Christmas expo in Charlotte, NC. I was still in GA and he was in Seminary at the time. Two of my girlfriends, Jessica Goheen (now Moody)and Melissa, and I decided to drive to this expo. JIm thought it would be fun to meet us there. *side note* after being married to him for almost 5 years I know that this trip was a sacrifice for him and he only wanted to be with me. He is not big on Christmas Decorating and he doesn’t like shopping. this makes me smile*end side note* After we finished shopping Jim talked us into going to eat at Sonny’s in Charlotte. Jim and I sat down and ordered the exact same thing and we ate the bread the same way. This meal was just one of the many light bulb moments during our short dating relationship. We have eaten at that Sonny’s many times since our first lunch and we love to retell the story when we are there.

Another excting trip was when Jim took me to eat at Sonny’s in Warner Robins the day that we go engaged. How perfect!

Lastly, we ate at Sonny’s in Buford for lunch the day that I went in to labor with Jake.

Who would have thought that this one restaurant would hold so many special memories for the Perdue family.

p.s. We tried to eat at Sonny’s to help induce Judd, but it just didn’t work. 🙂