by Erin Napier
Remember a month or so ago when I refreshed my planters with colorful new flowers? And I told you they’d die a merciless death by my brown thumb?
I frowned at them as I walked to the front door coming in from the grocery store this morning. I set to work cleaning the house, when our friend Mikey stopped by and he and Ben left to get lunch. A little bit later as I was taking out the trash I walked out of the front door and did a double take. Someone had replanted my pots within that hour, and I was shocked (and delighted)!
I called Ben, slightly panicked at the thought of who might have done such a kind thing without leaving a note or anything so I could thank them. He told me, “I wanted to surprise you. I’ll help you water them every day.”
And I melted. It’s a sweet, sweet man I married.
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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!