The Wedding — From the Nursing Home

Our dear friends, the R. family, made it possible for our nursing home friends to watch the wedding. It was such a delight that they were able to see! Here are some thoughts from Mrs. R. on how it went.

“The residents truly enjoyed the ceremony. We all did; it was beautiful and so Christ centered. It was so special to the residents that they could watch. And, of course, they were completely amazed that it was taking place so far away and they could see it through the computer!”

Watching
Our dear friends.
Sweet Mrs. B.

Christopher had ordered a cake for them to enjoy after the ceremony!
Cutting the cake.

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27).

20 thoughts on “The Wedding — From the Nursing Home”

  1. Please, please, please hurry with the wedding photos! I am in South Africa and didn’t manage to watch the ceremony. This has all been so inspiring – thank you for sharing it with everyone.
    Your blog is so calming and encouraging, not something you often encounter in today’s frantic world.
    God bless you all.

  2. What an absolutely lovely and thoughtful idea ordering the cake for the residents to enjoy after the wedding. That has to be the sweetest (no pun intended) thing I’ve heard in a long time. I watched the wedding, too, and it truly was an honor and a pleasure to experience a wedding that was truly about God, family, love and respect… extremely rare these days.

    I’ve enjoyed the Maxwell Family Blog for many months now. Thank you!

  3. I am so bummed that you all are not posting the video. I would have loved to seen it and wasn’t able. I can understand why you aren’t…just wish you would! πŸ™‚

  4. That cake is an incredible display of the selfless way you’re raising your family–with all the planning involved in a wedding, it takes a very caring person to step back and think about how to make the day extra special for those loved ones so far away!

  5. I love this! Our family has been volunteering at our local assisted living center. Our children (ages 7,5,3 and 2) color in the memory care unit. We also attended a sing-a-long and two picnics. Your web site, as well as the Moody series books have inspired my children in this area of service! The residents love seeing the kids. Sorry so long of a reply. Just wanted to share along with you in the joy of serving and loving others. Thank you for sharing these pictures, along with all the others. Look forward to someday attending one of your sessions.

    Thank you!
    Kris from Pinetop, AZ

  6. Sorry we missed the video, but the picture of it on the screen in the nursing home, is absolutely beautiful! And what a gorgeous cake! How thoughtful and kind to do that for your friends at the nursing home! They must have been so blessed to have it!!!!!!!!!!!

    What a heartwarming post! God bless! Rebecca K.

  7. The lovely smile on Mrs. B says it all. The generous gesture of Christopher providing the cake for the residents was so thoughtful. They must have been tickled pink.

    Since I was unable to watch the wedding, I too am most anxious to see the wedding photos. Would you believe me if I told you I enlarged your photo above, to see if I could get a glimpse of everyone. πŸ™‚

  8. That is one of the most thoughtful things that I have ever known! You guys really put the people at the nursing home in front of yourself!

  9. So wonderful to have the cake for everyone, that just warmed my heart! I am always so encouraged by your family.

  10. I’ve always thought the dear seniors today are perhaps the most blessed generation. They’ve gone from gas lamps and farms (many of them) to being able to watch a wedding on the Internet!

    We couldn’t see the wedding, I was having family time with my kidlets, but congratulations to Christopher and Anna.

    All the Maxwell children have no idea just how blessed they are to be able to homeschool, raise their children in a loving, Christ-centered home, mama getting to stay home, no daycare, no divorce. I am SO happy for all of you! I can’t have your lifestyle but you give me hope for my children and a vision of what a Christ-honouring family is! God Bless you all for your example!

  11. How wonderful that those precious folks at the nursing home were able to view the wedding, and then enjoy a CAKE!! How thoughtful and kind of Christopher to order that for them. So very sweet. ~ Continued prayers for all the Maxwell family. Blessings, Patti M. πŸ™‚

  12. I confess I did not cry at the wedding but I did get a bit choked up when I saw the beautiful cake. That was so very kind of Christopher! Thank you for sharing these photos. Your example in this kind of ministry is powerful!

  13. Thank you for sharing all the sweet details of the wedding. I too had hoped to see the wedding but was unable to. My children wanted to go to their grandfather’s barn to see the horse and new kittens. I thought, “Do I want them to remember the day mom took them to the barn with their grandfather or sat in front of the computer.” As much as I wanted to be completely selfish, I chose to take them to the barn. I’m now anxiously awaiting the pictures of the wedding. Congratulations Christopher and Anna!

  14. How wonderful to include the seniors at the nursing home in your special day! And they get to have a cake and eat it too! πŸ˜‰ Teri and Steve, seeing the fruition of parenting your children in God’s ways must be such a blessing. Thank you for your example.

  15. It was a beautiful wedding. I watched with my 10, 8, and 6 year old. They thought the dresses were beautiful and the little girl (Abby) was cute the way she looked a little worried at the flowers she was throwing everywhere! They wanted to know if there would be cake. πŸ™‚ I am thrilled for your family, especially Anna and Christopher and of course we wish them every happiness for their future together! God is so GOOD all of the time. Thank you for sharing this special day with absolute strangers. ps: my girls thought it was neat that they knew who Sarah was from her books! Everything was, “and that’s Sarah’s brother, her other brother, and those are Sarah’s sisters, and those are Sarah’s parents, etc…” Anyway, congrats to you all!

  16. I think that including a celebration for those at the nursing home is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever hear of!

  17. Often, people outside the immediate family feel forgotten and left-out on such a busy and special day as a wedding. This act of love took precious time and planning to implement. I am sure that your dear friends who were unable to attend, were very able to feel your love. I know that your sincerest desire is to please your Savior. Thank you for your “light shining before men that they may see your good deeds, and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matt 5:16 May His name be praised!

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