Joshua Christopher Maxwell

Joshua was born at 5:53 a.m. and weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces (he’ll be measured later).

Our hearts are full of gratitude to the Lord that He allowed for a wonderful delivery in our home: both Mommy and baby are doing great!

Joshua – “God is my salvation”
Christopher – “Christ bearer”

Our prayer is that Joshua will be a firstborn son whose life is a testimony of his salvation as he embraces the truth of God’s Word, courageously proclaims Christ, and humbly ministers to the needs of those around him.

“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law… to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Joshua 22:5)

Thank you for your prayers, and we covet your continued prayer support as we seek God’s grace to raise Joshua in the nurture and admonition of the LordÒ€¦

Rejoicing in His mercy,
Christopher and Anna Marie

Joshua Christopher Maxwell

Radiant Mommy and Sleeping Baby

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

–Psalms 139:14

113 thoughts on “Joshua Christopher Maxwell”

  1. Congratulations on a beautiful baby boy. My sons name is Joshua so I am truly partial to the name.

    Congratulations to the parents. Enjoy the adventures in parenting. It lasts a lifetime.

  2. Congratulations! We are all SO excited about the arrival of Joshua – you would think we were the Aunts, Uncles and cousins!!! We have been checking, and checking for news all week! He is so beautiful and Anna Marie looks wonderful. Thank you for posting his arrival announcement so quickly. The Lord has used your family to bless and encourage us so much – we love you all. And now we look forward to the next little Maxwell arrival!

  3. Congratulations and praise the Lord! He is precious. So grateful to the Lord that the delivery went so well. Our rejoicing and prayers are with you.

  4. Looks like someone is not gonna get much sleep tonight or for quite a few night to come and also congrats to the two cousins Abby and Bethany for now having a new playmate as soon as he is big enough which at 9lbs won’t be too long.

    But most of all congrats to the two new parents Ann Marie and Christopher who will have the many sleepless nights ahead and many diapers to change.

  5. Praise to the Lord and congratulations!!!!!! What a joy to see and hear the great news! Such a sweet and precious little one. You must be in love already! We will continue prayers during this new time and also for Nathan and Melanie and the girls!

  6. Congratulations Christopher and Anna Marie!!! (and the rest of the family!) Joshua is so adorable!! I love the name. So glad everything went well !!!!!

  7. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww! He is sooooooooooooo precious!! I love the name Joshua, too. It is the name of my one and only brother.

    I just got back from soul winning/visitation and was sooo excited to see this update!! πŸ™‚

    Praising the Lord with you, upholding your family in prayer as always, and just super excited for you all!

  8. Congratulations to Christopher and Anna Marie!
    This was the first chance I’ve had to get on my computer to check and was so happy to see that Joshua Christopher had been born!

    P/S My nephew Joshua was also born on June 2nd. He turned 22 today. πŸ™‚

  9. Christopher & Anna Marie thank you for sharing your blessing with us and allowing us to celebrate God’s goodness with you. With these firsts: first child of Christopher and Anna Marie and first grandson . . . there is so much to give thanks for. Our family is very happy for all of you. I am sure Bethany and Abby are ecstatic over their new cousin. It is a blessing that they are so close to grow up together.

    We are believing that Joshua will grow up to fufill God’s purpose, utilize the talents God has given him – which over time will be discovered, that his parents will keep his heart, that he will learn to love the Lord and trust in the plan that God has for him, that he will be a keeper of the faith and a leader of his home. We believe that he will be a joy to his parents as they raise him in the ways that please God.

    Proverbs 17:6 immediately came to mind when our family saw his sweet face. Steve and Teri, the Lord is filling your table with generations that will serve him, (like olive plants) at your family table. We rejoice with you!

  10. What a beautiful baby boy! Such a beautiful picture of Anna and her newborn son! Thrilled that everyone is healthy, too! Welcome to the world Christopher; your family is blessed:)

  11. He’s beautiful! Congratulations to the whole family (and especially to Anna Marie for having a 9lb+ baby at home!!!).

  12. Precious! Congratulations! Our Jedidiah Peter, born 5 weeks ago, was also 9lbs 4oz! πŸ™‚ Joshua sure is a cutie! And how special to be the first Maxwell grandson πŸ™‚

  13. Beautiful baby and beautiful mommy! Congratulations Anna, Christopher, and Joshua.

  14. I woke up with excitement this morning (Australia time) hoping to find out, and……… Wow it’s a BOY! That is wonderful- thankyou so much for the pictures and dilligent updates Sarah. It’s great to see Mummy and baby so happy. God bless
    I will have a big smile all day πŸ™‚ xx

  15. Congratulations to all for this beautiful gift from God! He is blessed to be born into a faithful family who will train him up to serve the Lord!

  16. Many congratulations to Christopher and Anna Marie, and also to Grandma and Grandpa, and the whole family! So excited for you all. Praising the Lord for His goodness to you. Thank you for sharing. Continuing to pray for Nathan and Melanie.

  17. We are just so excited to finally see baby news of Christopher and Anna Marie’s precious son. I guessed they would have a boy, the first Maxwell grandson. God truly answered our prayers for a safe delivery and healthy baby, didn’t He?! Thank you for posting the pictures. Anna seems so peaceful in every picture you have shared with us since she became a part of your family. May you all enjoy your new blessing from God, the Giver of every good and perfect gift!

    See you all the end of June!

    With love from New Jersey

    The K Family

  18. Praise the Lord for this wonderful blessing! Anna Marie looks so beautiful with that sweet little Joshua sleeping next to her. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful news with us. (and so quickly)!
    Our first-born son was also born on June 2nd. David turns 16 today. I pray your beautiful son brings you the endless joy ours has brought to us.
    We will continue to pray for all of you and will keep checking in on the next little one coming to Nathan and Melanie. The Maxwell Family just keeps on growing. Praise God!!

  19. Congratulations! We rejoice with you all! The Lord is gracious to you all and has blessed you with a grandson!

  20. Congratulations!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Welcome to the world, Joshua Christopher!

  21. CONGRATULATIONS to Christopher and Anna! πŸ™‚ My oldest brother and his wife are expecting a baby boy, and they’re naming him Joshua as well! Love the name πŸ™‚

  22. So splendid! Praise the Lord!
    Thanks so much for sharing your joy with us!!
    Praying for you

  23. We just got home from our son’s high school graduation and party and I had to check your site before doing anything else. Such GREAT news….the tears have started again lol

    Christopher and Anna Maria cherish these moments(even at 2am) I realized today how fast it goes πŸ™‚

    God has truly blessed your family and may Joshua be everything that our Lord planned.

  24. Wow Anna looks beautiful despite a 9 pound baby! And what a handsome one at that! He is lucky to be born into such a tightly knit family. Wishing Christopher, Anna and Joshua all the best!

  25. Beautiful name and blessings to the new parents!! πŸ™‚ May the Lord abundantly bless you both, Christopher and Anna Maria and your precious newborn son. He is beautiful!

    Now we wait for the next Maxwell baby. Looking forward to seeing pics of the cousins while they grow. πŸ™‚

  26. Congratulations!! Our firstborn is named Joshua, too. My husband had that name picked out before we were even married.

  27. Congratulations Maxwell family! Anna is absolutely glowing and looks so happy. Joshua Christopher is a beautiful, healthy looking little guy! I love the name they chose!

  28. Praising the Lord for His bountiful blessings! May Joshua grow in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man. May the Lord draw Joshua to Himself early in life, and use him mightily for the kingdom.

    Congratulations to your whole family! I’m so glad for Anna that there’s so much help available to her. I hope that she will avail herself of it, and rest rest rest! I always try to do too much, too soon, and end up regretting it by day 4 or 5. Consider this an exhortation from an older sister in Christ: rest and let your body heal! πŸ™‚ (Will I be able to follow my own advice in a couple months, when #5 arrives?? lol)

    Grace and peace to your family, and thank you for sharing this exciting event with all of us blog readers!
    Mrs. W

  29. Congratulations Christopher and Anna Marie! That is just so wonderful. We are so glad to see these beautiful photo’s of these new and precious moments. Thank you for sharing such a special time in your life with all of us. Bless you all heaps. πŸ™‚ Continued prayers for your healing Anna Marie and for God’s extra grace for the new days that are ahead.

  30. What a great blessing! Congratulations Christopher and Anna Marie! Joshua Christopher is beautiful.

  31. What wonderful news! Congrats Christopher and Anna Marie!!! He is a handsome little man and a good size too πŸ™‚

  32. Wow! 9 lbs at home!! Go Anna Marie! You are not only sweet and peaceful, you are a woman of stength!! Enjoy enjoy. Have been waiting and praying for 2 weeks. Welcome Joshua! And now we begin the wait for Joshua’s cousin:-)

  33. Welcome baby Joshua! What a big boy. πŸ™‚

    Congratulations to Christopher and Anna.

  34. Congratulations to the new and proud parents! What a handsome, little boy! Boys are wonderful, we have 2! Boys bring you into such an interesting world of bugs, trucks and dirt, it’s so much fun! Look forward to it all, Anna Marie and Christopher, and enjoy this wonderful time as well, while he’s a newborn. Every moment is precious. All the best from our family to yours.

  35. I thought she was going to have a boy by the way she was carrying – very low. I had my first baby almost exactly 3 months ago, and I carried the same way – and yep, I had a boy. Actually, I think Melanie will have a boy, too, as she is carrying very low as well. But either boy or girl, her and Nathan’s new baby will be a great blessing.

    Congratulations Christopher and Anna Marie on your beautiful boy!

  36. Praise God and congratulations to all! Phew- one down and one to go! More prayers!!

  37. Yay!! My new nephew was just born 5 weeks early on June 1st and weighed about half that much; but thankfully he is doing just fine. So happy for them!! Praise God!!!

  38. Praise Jesus for your blessed little one. We are so grateful to be able to see the wonderful update. So glad you were patient to wait until God’s timing on the delivery. Bless you both, now-three, of you!

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