Christopher, the second born Maxwell, turns 40 today! Happy Birthday!
Chris is the mischievous little boy with bright blue eyes, who was so naughty his preschool teachers threatened to expel him.
Chris was also the guy who broke his arm–doing what? His own words when Mom asked: “I parachuted out of the swing.”
Take heart, moms. This guy grew into a true man of God who loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, and strength.
Christopher loves the elderly. About ten years ago, he worked through the steps needed for one of our friends to move from the nursing home back to her own home. A process that would have been impossible for her to have done on her own. Christopher made Mary Lou so happy. That’s true joy. He faithfully visits friends from church who are in rehab, bringing joy with his tribe of little kids.
Christopher is a hard worker. Even in his teens, he and Nathan ran their own mowing business. Nathan recalls memories from their time. He wasn’t sure who worked the hardest: they both seemed to think they did. And the quirky customers they had! Like the one who waited for them when they arrived to warn them not to mow over the new tree. The tree was 15 feet tall.
Christopher has a heart for ministry. He shared with young people across the country and Canada on our trips. He also has been very influential on the blog before he got married. See his awesome Ambassador Series.
Christopher loves his adorable family. We’re so grateful for Anna Marie and what a perfect couple they make. Christopher is the kind of daddy who includes his kids in projects, and often wears a backpack when mowing so the current baby (with ear protectors) can be with him.
There is more I can say, but the post would be too long! 🙂 Please leave Christopher a birthday comment below.
Happy Birthday, Big Brother!
“Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.”