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Happy 17th Anniversary, Nathan and Melanie!

The Nathan Maxwell Family

Dear Nathan and Melanie,

Happy Anniversary! 17 years ago, your wedding day was gorgeous! Young and in love, you had no idea what the future years held.

God, “who is rich in mercy” (Ephesians 2:4), gave you the grace for every step of the way.

As you grieved the loss of your first-born daughter, you continued to trust “him faithful who had promised” (Hebrews 11:11).

“But joy cometh in the morning” (Psalm 30:5) filled your hearts when Abigail, your second-born daughter, arrived.

You trusted the Lord with your family size, knowing “the fruit of the womb is his reward” (Psalm 127:3).

Through the roller-coaster of high-risk pregnancies, you took to heart to “be strong and courageous” (2 Chronicles 32:7).

Your family is a beautiful testimony to the Lord Jesus as you serve Him with generous hearts! You clearly portray: “He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor” (Proverbs 22:9).

With much love,
Sarah for the rest

Nathan and Melanie Maxwell

Happy 8th Anniversary, Christopher and Anna Marie!

L-R: Joshua, Ruthanne, Lydia, Daniel, Christopher, Anna Marie, and Elizabeth Maxwell

Happy 8th Anniversary to my brother, Christopher, and his sweet wife, Anna Marie! It’s exciting to see the Lord’s blessing upon their lives over these past 8 years. Their glowing family is proof enough (see above 🙂 ).

I’d love to hear from some of our readers who have been following their journey since their courtship and marriage 8 years ago.

Serving Jesus,

“Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them:
they shall not be ashamed,
but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”
Psalm 127:5

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

Happy Birthday, Mom, and Happy Anniversary, Dad and Mom!

Happy Birthday to a most amazing mom! We love you so much and are very grateful the Lord gave you to us. What a special way to celebrate with all your family in the mountains today. Little known facts about Mom:

  • She will do anything to help a family member out.
  • Her favorite activity is hiking in the woods with her family.
  • She is a great Moody-idea-maker.
  • She is a fantastic editor.
  • She loves cookie dough.
  • She is incredible with planning family things and keeping things organized.


Happy 40th Anniversary also to Dad and Mom! God has been gracious and merciful to you both. We praise the Lord for giving us such godly, faithful parents! Little known facts about Dad and Mom:

  • They were only going to have 3 children (Sarah being the last).
  • They weren’t saved until they’d been married a few years.
  • In their earlier years, they loved to run.  Dad has run marathons and Mom ran some other races. Now, they enjoy hiking ;).
  • They make a wonderful husband/wife writing team and spend many hours working together on writing projects.
Happy birthday, Mom!
Happy anniversary, Dad and Mom!

DSC_8518bDSC_8523DSC_8558“A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband…” Proverbs 12:4