Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Meet Patty

Today I’d like to introduce you all to a great blog that I’ve just recently come across. Actually, Patty hasn’t been blogging long at all, but she blogs often so there’s already an archive to go through. Patty is so inspiring and full of great thoughts. I feel like if I don’t share her blog with all of you that I’ll be keeping a treasure to myself. So visit Patty today at Pitterle Postings. I’m sure you will go back often for nice visits and a spiritual lift. Here is an introduction from Patty herself:

My name is Patty Pitterle and I am the mother of 11 wonderful children, 8 of them are grown now, but I am still raising the last three. I have 8 (within a couple of weeks) grandchildren. Two grand-sons, and 6 grand-daughters. I have an amazing husband who spoils me rotten! He cooks wonderfully too! I went to my first Time Out for Women Conference this year, and one of the presenters talked about different ways we can each share our testimony of the gospel. One of the things she mentioned was blogging, so my site was born!
Here is something from one of her recent posts that helped me get to know her better.

When I was seeking to know if the gospel was true, I had a very strong impression that I needed to live "as if" it were true, and that the answer would come after I had made that choice. So, I looked in my closet and found that I had one dress that fit the standards of the church. It was a bright yellow skirt and a white blouse. That was it! All the rest of my dresses were thrown out or given away. I had three pairs of pants and four shirts that qualified for those same standards. I was 14 years old and I had no cute clothes! Do you know how big of a decision this was for me? But, I did it. Back then, I had to buy every piece of clothing in my closet. I could not ask my parents. They did not buy my clothes, so this was a very big sacrifice for me. I remember that the next school year I took a sewing class so that I could learn to make my own clothes so that I would have something different to wear! It was a challenge, but it was also a joy. As I exercised beginnings of my faith, I was strengthened and supported by the Lord. My testimony grew and increased and I felt the influence of the spirit in my life. I came to know that the gospel was true, that the Lord answers prayers, and that He loved me. I learned of the importance of modesty before I ever went into the temple.

I can tell that Patty is a super special person with a spirit that radiates even through the internet, so make room in your blog-reading part of your day to stop by her blog. I am so glad I found you, Patty.

5 comments:

  1. She does sound like a lovely person. Thanks for sharing!
    ~ingrid

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  2. Yeah, More inspiration blogs - she sounds wonderful. I love that there are many amazing women out there in the blog world. There have been many times that a particular blog will be an answer to a prayer (Sometimes even before I knew I needed it). I truly believe that the Internet is a great thing - there are many great things out there - if you use it wisely.

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  3. Thanks for sharing Patty with us! She sounds wonderful and I'm heading over now to meet her!
    You're wonderful too, Valerie. I may see you at Melody's baptism.

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  4. Thank you for the site tip. You know I didn't attend the TOFW when someone left me tickets because there was a crazy inactive that I knew I could not be around, so I missed it because of one lady. I'm kinda glad I did - I heard she made a spectacle of herself. I am glad that Patty heard blogging was a way to share your testimony.

    I started my blog to try and chronicle our family's journey and ended up finding some truly wonderful "sisters" by doing so. That's how I found your lovely blog. I guess you could say, I read tidbits of your testimony and your love for your family and others. I was hooked. Thanks for your uplifting tidbits of your testimony. It shows and I am thankful for it.

    May

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  5. I can't wait to check out her blog. It's always fun to find new blog friends! :)

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