[Originally Published at TodaysChristianWoman.com]
When Michael and I discovered, at the end of August, that we were pregnant with our first child, we found that we had already taken the first steps into a new covenant—not one made with words and vows, but made through the new life that God was forming within me. Marriage, we have learned, is its own type of covenant, one that requires initial promises fulfilled through daily choices. But parenthood is another type of covenant, one we are just stepping into, and in these months of preparation, a small but significant shift has started in our marriage. I know that once our daughter is out of my womb and in the world, the changes will only continue, in greater and more radical measure. But I am thankful for these months of preparation, for this time to prepare for what is ahead.
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