The Celebratory Bottle



A week before Devin left, we went on an anniversary date to a winery. We decided to do a bit of a splurge (we're usually cheap wine people) on our favorite wine that we tasted that day and save it for when Devin moved back home. It would be our celebratory bottle. It would signify the end of a weird season of life. It would remind us how far we'd come and that what once looked so daunting, was now behind us.

Devin was home for a short while this past weekend, the last time we'll see him before I head to his "graduation" and bring him home for good. I was feeling pretty down about him leaving, so before  he left, he suggested I set out "our bottle" somewhere visible to remind me that we're almost there.

So now, dear Tannat is on top of the piano in the living room, standing there confidently to remind me that in a short while (even if it doesn't feel short at the moment), I'll have my husband back and it will be time to celebrate.

And, just because it's so darling...

7 comments:

Britni said...

This post makes me hate even more that I missed you today. Swing by again! Rooting for you!

Sarah said...

awww. :(

love how you write

Sara Huber said...

That pic is the best. :)

Betsy said...

Great idea, Dev. Physical reminders are so helpful. Also love that pic - beautiful.

L, Ann and boys said...

the last picture is killing me. :) He loves his daddy so much :)

Christen Leigh said...

Good idea! That picture is so cute! :)

leah said...

i love that - such a good idea that will remind you the the end is nearing!

and my heart just melts at that picture. i love how you can see a little smile in henrik's eyes. :)