#446 The ring.
by Erin Napier
I loved this ring so much, I dreamed about it after Ben and I first saw it. We were so excited to first go around the square in Oxford, looking at rings and daydreaming about being married, even though we knew we wouldn’t be able to for a couple more years. We found “the one” here in Laurel, and I knew it the moment I saw it. I didn’t make a fuss, I didn’t want him to feel pressured at all. I didn’t realize Ben would put a down payment on it a few days later. I didn’t realize what he was sacrificing to give me that one little piece of jewelry some day. It took him a long time, and we were in no hurry. The day he proposed, I cried and I cried and I cried with joy. I stared at my hand for long stretches of time wondering if this could possibly be my real life. I still see it and feel my heart skip a beat when I remember what that sweet boy did to make me his wife. It was a huge purchase for a college kid, a huge step toward the rest of our lives.
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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!