Happy 13th Anniversary, Nathan and Melanie!

13 years ago today you became husband and wife. 13 years ago today you vowed to love each other in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad times.

Four and a half years of infertility followed, then four girls, one boy, and two little ones (lost through miscarriage) later, your empty arms have been filled–what an amazing journey you’ve been on! Through the intense pain of losing your first-born daughter, to roller-coaster high-risk pregnancies, you’ve truly weathered the hard times in life. Yet through pain and sorrow, God has abundantly given joy. Happy giggles and laughter fill your home, the nursery is occupied, and enthusiasm abounds. Added to that is the eternal joy of seeing Abigail and Bethany accept Jesus as their Savior. You’ve been blessed.

We are grateful for your love for Jesus, your desire to raise children who will be ambassadors for Him, and your hearts for each other.

Nathan’s Personality: creative, generous, hard-working, spontaneous, witty

Melanie’s Personality: resourceful, a fun mom, organized, caring, compassionate

Happy Anniversary!

Nathan and Melanie Maxwell

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing,
and obtaineth favour of the LORD.”
Proverbs 18:22

33 thoughts on “Happy 13th Anniversary, Nathan and Melanie!”

  1. Happy 13th Anniversary Nathan and Melanie! I pray that the Lord will continue to bless your marriage.

    Thank you!

  2. Happy Anniversary and thank you for having openly shared your life together. It has been an encouragement to others and in all ways given God the glory!

    Thank you! They’ll be blessed by everyone’s comments.

  3. Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s been that long! Happy Anniversary to both of you! God bless you.

    I know. Time flies ;).

  4. Nathan and Melanie, the story of your marriage really touched me. You’ve gone through valleys at the hand of a great and loving God. And surely He strengthened your faith through hard times. And He also blessed you so richly. I rejoice with you.
    We also waited for children for 6 1/2 years and it is now nearly one year ago, when a little boy joined our family. Praise the Lord! (I’m excited whether the Lord will give us more, like in your family. But it’s up to Him.)

    Thank you! What a great testimony you all have!

  5. Happy Anniversary Nathan & Melanie! We just celebrated 14 years of marriage on Saturday. May the Lord bless you and your family.


  6. Happy Anniversary Nathan and Melanie!!
    Praying the Lord will continue to guide and bless you both in the years to come.
    You are such a precious couple and I always enjoy seeing photos of your sweet little ones. 🙂
    Love, Mrs. Patti

    Thanks! I (Sarah) enjoy taking them ;).

  7. Happy anniversary, Nathan and Melanie! God has certainly blessed you. I enjoy seeing the posts about you guys and you have an adorable family. God bless. Rebecca K.

    Thanks, Rebecca.

  8. Happy anniversary!! I am blessed to know you. Thanks for your strong example of trust in Christ!

    In Christ,



  9. Happy Anniversary! Truly, your union is an example of the Ecclesiastes verse stating, “Two are better than one!” Together, you have testified to the faithfulness of God through the triumphs and trials in your lives. Praising the Lord with you on 13 years of marriage. May the Lord Bless you and keep you for many more years to come.

    Thank you!

  10. Happy Anniversary!

    You are a great inspiration to newlyweds! May the Lord continue to bless you!


  11. Happy Anniversary!! Beautiful photo (i love Melanie’s scarf 🙂 )! May God richly bless you in the coming year!



  12. Happy Anniversary! Your marriage is an inspiration to people you’ve never even met, so thank you for that! You have weathered many highs and lows in the past 13 years and I think I speak for many blog readers that we appreciate what must sometimes be challenging and even painful transparency. You are an encouraging couple. Bless you both and your beautiful family!

    Thank you!

  13. Happy Anniversary! What a joy to see your family grow through the years. A testament to God’s love and faithfulness!

    Thank you!

  14. Congratulations on the 13 years of marriage! May the Lord bless you both and your beautiful children.


  15. Wow! Hard to believe it’s been 13 years!!! I remember their engagement story and being so thrilled to see the pic if the happy couple! Happy Anniversary Nathan and Melanie!

    Time goes fast ;).

  16. May you continue to grow in your marriage and enjoy the blessings that God gives you. I think that the joy you share in your relationship with each other, your families and especially your faith is evident on your happy faces.

    Blessings on you and yours on this special occasion,

    Cate N.

    Thank you!

  17. Happy Anniversary!

    Kenny and I were engaged on January 26, 1997. 🙂

    That’s neat!

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