for the last several years, I’ve developed the practice of always having a bottle of champagne on hand, because you just never know when there could be something to celebrate. new jobs, important purchases, graduations, completing significant tasks: whatever it may be, I believe it deserves a touch of extravagance. why? because remembering is powerful, and raising a glass to new opportunities gives you fresh eyes to see the grace of God, and slowing down enough to mark an important moment continues giving shape and meaning to this life we’re all living and the story we are telling.
so far, the two of us have toasted to a (much needed) new car, graduation from grad school, the first year of teaching competed, and now this: getting the keys to what will be our first apartment together.
tonight we drove over to our new neighborhood and sat on the floor drinking bubbly out of glasses I brought in my purse and dreamed of where we’d hang art and how we’d place the couch and who might come and stay in our second bedroom. it was sweet and quiet and in some ways utterly forgettable - just two little humans sitting in a little apartment in a little neighborhood in west Denver - but to us, it was a moment to savor.
may we all continue to live, love, and celebrate well. cheers to that and the Love that runs beneath it all, friends. // #firsthome #radersinthenight