Tuesday, February 9, 2010

After reading my last post I realized that I need to back up a ways and explain a little about my life before "christian, not married, and pregnant." I was raised here in the south, otherwise known as the "bible belt," by parents that grew up in the same small town. They were elementary school thru college sweethearts (off an on), who took me to church every Sunday at the same church where my mother grew up. I never knew anyone had life any different, I was so naive. I went through school and made some bad decisons, relatively not bad, but still bad. I chose to do some things I should not have and it became a habit. I met Pat and even though he was different, (he was dang stubborn and still is) the habit continued.

So here we are, back to where I started. I did marry Pat Patton, and we had our first son Cody Graham Patton, on July 7, 1996. When Cody was 3 we found out we were expecting our 2nd child. I had already picked out girls names and nearly painted a room when we found out the child was another boy. I was a little disappointed but Zeb Patrick Patton has been such a blessing in his 9 years of life, and he is full of it, life that is, and has been since he was born. While I was pregnant with Zeb my life would become even more interesting. More next post...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Where to begin...

I am having a hard time deciding where to begin sharing my story. I guess I could jump all the way to the most interesting part where God came in and made the most of a life this human almost messed up. I was 19 years old when I met Patrick "Pat" Patton. I was a student at our local community college, getting ready to finish a two year degree and transfer to Appalachian State University. We began dating and I went to Boone. Near the end of my first semester I found out I was going to be a mommy in July. I was devastated. My parents were going to be more devastated especially my Mom. It was hard telling her I was 20 years old not married and pregnant, the unusual part I guess is that I never once thought about not having this baby.

I prayed and prayed about what to do now. I believed God was leading me to carry this baby and marry Pat. That is what we decided to do. God created this marriage, not Pat and I. I believe that with everything that I am, we were both very stubborn people and would not have admitted caring that deeply for one another, even though we did (and still do.) He (and that baby) have been the best things that God ever allowed to happen to me. Ironically at the time I thought the complete opposite. We have to remember that God sees the big picture. There is sooooo much more to tell.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Wow I did it I created my blog...hmmmm. Now what. My name is Lori Patton I am the mother of 3 wonderful boys, I am happily married to their father Pat and have been for 13, almost 14 years.

Several weeks ago I attended a Christian women's conference and was urged to "tell my story" I thought this might be a good way to start. I am very excited. I have my next post planning in my head...soon.