Marty + Patti | Built to Last

Let's extend the party–keep those horns tooting and confetti flying! Today we celebrate Marty and Patti's thirty-? wedding anniversary. Can we get an amen–she's stuck with him a long time!

Marty-and-Patti-1[Clockwise from Top Left | Did they know? | Dream in His PocketShe's Amazing | Still Walking | Seize It]

The links above take you to older posts about these two shared here on the blog! They are an inspiring couple! If you have the time, enjoy reading about them!

Marty-and-Patti-2Last night, I put them on the spot and asked for off-the-top-of-their-head answers to a couple questions.

What has been the key to a successful marriage for you guys?
We both have to be willing to give and take. It's not 50/50 with us, it's both of us giving 100/100. We have found the ways we compliment each other in regards to things at work and home. 

Give me a few words that describe or mark your marriage.
1 day at a time. durable. loyal. committed.

Marty and Patti have the commitment and mindset of durability that many marriages lack now-a-days. (Durable–reminds me of a Ford Truck commercial–Built to Last!) I'm thankful for their leadership in representing a marriage that isn't perfect but very Christ-centered.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! I'm thankful for you both!

How 'bout that white tux?!



Did they know they’d end up here?

Happy AnniversaryI wonder if way back then they thought they'd end up on such an adventure as camp ministry. Sometimes it's good to not know! Just keep stepping one foot in front of the other, taking life as it comes. Today marks another year of marriage for Marty and Patti. Inching close to forty years of choosing to remain committed when it doesn't feel good, to love when it's requiring too much, to find the best in each other when it seems non-existent.

Marty & Patti (Mom and Dad), thanks for stepping one foot in front of the other, hand in hand! You set the example with humility and courage! Happy Anniversary!

Any well wishes or old stories to share about this couple?!