This month, my husband and I will celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary.  And when I think back to the various things that we’ve gone through, I believe that nothing has changed us more as individuals or as a couple then the birth of our children.  Nothing shaped us…tested us…and pushed us more than becoming parents.  And all of this happened in the best possible way.

Sometimes I feel like we take the experience for granted.  We forget what a miracle it is for two people to stand together alongside this evolution.  To witness it together…to walk it together…to stand on the other side of it together.

As our own children grow, I have developed a greater appreciation for what new parents are going through as a couple.  The anticipation…the excitement…the uncertainty.  It’s beautiful and inspiring and comforting to know that we can, in fact, endure such life altering events and still see the horizon in front of us.

Liane and Ryan are in that time right now.  They have had months to slowly adjust to the invisible force of this new human life and in a few short weeks, it will change them again.  And again and again and again.

Personally, I can’t wait to watch the incredible beauty unfold.  Because when two amazing people make another amazing person…we are all made better because of it!

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