Home Sweet Home

Hello everyone! It’s Saturday evening, and Anna Marie is sharing an update. Love, Sarah

Christopher and Anna Marie Maxwell and Family

As I sit here with our sweet baby sleeping next to me, I’m overwhelmed by God’s goodness and faithfulness over these last few weeks. Life has been a somewhat fast-paced journey down a path we never would have chosen for ourselves, but though it has been difficult at times, God has been with us all the way, giving the grace needed step by step. And for us, the next “step” will be the full pathology report on Monday or Tuesday.

Christopher and I arrived safely home last night. It’s so nice to be back, enjoying baby snuggles and surrounded by a happy houseful of chattery children with lots of news and stories to share!

My recovery has continued to be very low pain, and Christopher and I were able to enjoy some sightseeing before flying home. I’m not supposed to use my left arm for a couple of weeks, while my incision heals, so the surgeon recommended I wear a sling as a reminder (to myself as much as anything, although it definitely helps the children remember to be careful). Being temporarily one-armed has its challenges, particularly with not being able to pick up the baby, but Christopher and others are so helpful and I’m able to hold and give Simon Peter bottles and snuggles once he is placed in my arm!

God has used your encouraging notes, comments, and prayers to help bear us up. We cannot possibly express adequate gratitude to you all, but praise the Lord for the Body of Christ around the globe surrounding us with His love. Thank you!

Anna Marie

Sightseeing together

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most
gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the
power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9).

19 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home”

  1. Thank you for sharing your update Anna Marie. Your grace and strength in this time of trial is inspiring. We pray for good news and clear knowing on the course to take in response to the lab reports. Simon Peter has entered the world with quite a story and name alike. Love, prayers, and God’s blessings upon you.

  2. What an incredible encouragement you are. Thank you for your transparency and speaking the truth. You are constantly on our hearts and in our family’s prayers. So grateful to lift you up as you take each next right step.

    Love from Oklahoma,

  3. Glad that you are home with your beautiful family. May you continue to heal. Praying for continued healing and a good pathology report. Take care.

  4. Dear Anna Marie,
    Thank you for updating us, so glad all went well.
    It is so good to see your sweet smile and sweet family.
    Sending our love to you all and God bless.

  5. It’s so nice to genuine smiles on your faces. We praise the Lord for how He was worked and continues to work in your lives. I’m been greatly encouraged by your strong faith in the Lord through this trial. Thank you

    1. Hi Anna Marie,
      I’m so happy you are home with your babies. I’ve been encouraged by your steadfast trust in God during this difficult time. It’s wonderful to see so much family support to help you with the children. I’m praying for you, sweetie. Love, Megan in Canada

  6. Thank you for the update Anna Marie. Praising the Lord for you being home already with you children and for a very low pain. Continued prayers as you wait for the pathology report. Enjoy your cuddles with Simon Peter and all the help from your in-laws.

  7. I’m sure it has been comforting and humbling to know how much God loves you that He has posted people around the globe and around the clock to pray for you and your precious family. I’m so grateful to hear that your recovery has gone well so far.

  8. It is lovely to see you at home with your beautiful children.
    I’m sure your words help others who are going through similar journeys right now.

  9. Dear Anna Marie, As a fellow “mama to 6 children”, I have prayed for you and cheered you on for many years. Daily you are in my prayers as you walk thru this journey. I am trusting the Lord for healing for you. I thank God for your testimony of faith and trust. Blessings to you, dear one!

  10. Dear Anna Marie,

    glad to see that you’re home! Also, your radiant face says it all: being reunited with your children is the best medicine 🙂

    Will keep on praying for you.


  11. Still praying on and off as the Lord brings you and your whole family to my thoughts! Thank you for your encouraging testimony! So happy you are home and doing well so far!

  12. Dear Anna Marie,
    I’m so glad you are home! Praying for your recovery, and the pathology report.

  13. I rejoice with you that you are safely home with your precious baby and rest of your sweet family. You have been very brave and a good steward of your health. The love you have for your children is heavenly and I praise the Lord. I will be continuing to pray for your health.

  14. So glad to know that you are back home with your family. The welcome home sign was sweet of the children, and you look so happy holding Simon Peter. Will continue praying for you and hoping to hear about a good pathology report very soon!

  15. Thank you for updating. You have been my prayers. I know your children were glad to have you back home.

  16. Praise be to God for your return home! We are rejoicing with you all! Thank you again for sharing in God’s goodness with us! Tears of joy for your sweet precious family! You are constantly in our prayers for complete healing! Psalm 117

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