Happy 10-Year Anniversary, Christopher and Anna Marie!

Christopher and Anna Marie Maxwell

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!

With love,
Sarah for the rest

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

65 thoughts on “Happy 10-Year Anniversary, Christopher and Anna Marie!”

  1. Happy Anniversary, Christopher and Anna! I posted something but I think I lost it somewhere on the way! Here is a reading for you, and we praise the Lord that He will certainly continue to uphold you.

    Psalm 71: 14 on…

    But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

    My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

    I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

    O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

    Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

    Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

    Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

    Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

    I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

    My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

    My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

  2. Happy anniversary Christopher and Anna Marie!!! We have been praying for y’all. Keep clinging to Jesus and each other! He is always good, no matter the circumstances!

  3. Happy Anniversary Christopher and Anna Marie!!! to many more!!! may your current hurdles be the only hiccups in a long, happy family life. We pray for y’all, for health and strength.

  4. Happy Anniversary, Christopher and Anna Marie! You both look beautiful because your love for Christ and each other is evident! Our family continues to pray for you and praise God for you! Thank you for blessing us with your testimony, love for Christ, and love for each other! The Lord bless thee!

    “Let us hold fast the profession of faith without wavering;
    for he is faithful that promised,” Hebrews 10:23.

  5. Happy anniversary to a beautiful couple. I am continuing to pray for Anna Marie’s health and healing! Congratulations on 10 years of marriage and 6 beautiful children.

  6. Praising the Lord for your testimony! May He draw you two all the nearer to Him and each other in the days ahead! Praying for your family.

    My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.Ps 57:7

  7. Happy anniversary Mr and Mrs Maxwell, you have been great examples of TRUST in the Lord with all your heart. Easier said than done and life can be very dark at times. You guys are on my prayer wall until this period of life has passed and total healing is your reality.

    Sarah that was touching to read. Your family is blessed to have you as a daughter, sister, sister n law, and Aunt.

  8. Happy Anniversary to a beautiful couple inside and out!!! May the Lord bless you with many more years together!!!

  9. Your words and life shared through this season have been a great encouragement in faith for my daughter and I as we read your updates. Blessings on your anniversary. The picture is so beautiful!

  10. Happy Anniversary! You have been a beautiful example of marriage this 10 years. May God be praised.

  11. I can’t believe it has been 10 years! We love your family and are keeping you in our prayers! We have 5 kids too and look forward to each and every post by you, Anna Marie!

  12. Happy Anniversary, Christopher and Anna Marie! You have been an inspiration to me. Sending love and prayers!

  13. Hi, my name is Raquel, I live un Barcelona, Spain. I just want to let you know that I pray for you since the day a friend share your story and battle trough cancer. May our precios Lord give you health, and strengh un this path you walk now.You are loved.

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