#2,223 Thank You.
by Erin Napier
I can’t make the right words. They don’t make strong enough words for this kind of gratitude.
Thank you Country Living (but no, we could never ever ever replace Chip and Jo).
Thank you House Beautiful.
Thank you, Joanna.
Thank you every single one of you who shared this labor of love with your friends and family and college roommates from years ago. No matter what anyone else writes or says about Home Town, the truth is it’s been a gift that we never asked for and never deserved and that feels a lot like God’s grace, doesn’t it? It takes so many people to make change happen and we’ve only been the tiniest cogs in this big machine who somehow get to be the faces and mouthpieces for it now and take the hits for it when people are unhappy. I’m not counting my chickens before they hatch and expecting a series, I’m just so grateful to have been given the chance to say something new about Mississippi in this one hour and about this town that bored me as a teenager, that made me homesick in college, that stole my heart and brought me back when Ben and I became a family.
Nothing will be written about this show that means more to me than what our friend and business mentor, Micah Whitson of Old Try, has written. I cried when I read his words and felt the grace about it, and felt utterly thankful.
I’m thankful for you, reader. I’m thankful for the chance to represent y’all and I hope we’ll make you proud.
See you tomorrow, friends.
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!