On a beautiful, autumn day in Washington, October 23rd, 2010 to be exact, you became Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Maxwell. Now, 10 years later, you have six beautiful gifts from the Lord: Joshua, Ruthanne, Lydia, Daniel, Elizabeth, and Simon Peter.
As you said your vows before God and your family and friends—”in sickness” part came sooner than probably anyone was expecting: the word cancer. You’ve clung to the Lord and to each other as you’ve walked “through the valley of the shadow of death” yet we know that “thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4).
You have chosen to trust and not to fear evil, for the Lord is with you, guiding your every step. For we know that “to live is Christ, and to die is gain,” yet— “to abide in the flesh is more needful for you” (Philippians 1:21&24).
In the midst of ongoing challenges, you are working to “count it all joy” because we know “that the trying of your faith worketh patience” (James 2:2).
May today be a special day of celebration and reflection of God’s blessings and gracious gifts to your family! We love you all so much and are grateful to be a part of your lives. You’ve both been very brave through this intense season.
We encourage you, dear blog readers, to leave a comment of encouragement to Christopher and Anna Marie. We know it will bless them!
Sarah for the rest
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).