It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Outsiders. It’s time this Christmas season to sit back and relax and reflect for so many folks around the country. Home Town star Erin Napier is no different. Yes, Erin Napier shared her wishes for 2022 in a heartfelt Christmas post on her personal Instagram this week.
In the post, you will see a photo of the Napier’s Christmas tree with gifts sprinkled all around. It’s a beautiful sight.
For the caption, Erin wrote, “I’m alone in the quiet feeding baby girl while Ben and Helen play outside in what feels like late spring weather with this on my mind: I hope 2022 will be the year people stop trying so hard to divide each other by what gods of opinion or politics or pop culture they believe in. I’m praying we all look harder for the light, the salt, the helpers, the givers in every situation, every disaster, every news story, that we can love and appreciate people we disagree with, that our reasonable minds will look for our commonalities to become friends instead of our differences to hate and that we will discard the rest: it’s not useful. Amen.”
It’s a sweet prayer from Erin who wants folks to get along better in 2022. She wants folks to bond and move past the things that divide us. It’s a message of light, not darkness. With how tough 2021 has been, following an even tougher year in 2021, it is a great message from Erin.
Fans of Home Town agreed. One fan wrote, “Beautiful! I pray that too. It’s so dark & heavy sometimes … we need to be the light for each other! “a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle “Merry Christmas.”
Another fan wrote, “Agreed Erin!! Merry Christmas to your darling family!!”
Ben Napier of ‘Home Town’ on Parenting
Ben, like his wife, Erin is a busy man in his hometown. Like Erin, he takes his work, his community, and his family seriously. He told Country Living, “My parents are both United Methodist ministers, and while I grew up doing little projects around the church or parsonage, it wasn’t until college that I started woodworking and building furniture. I was studying history and had always been drawn to the stories behind antiques, the way furniture reflected how people lived and worked. On our TV shows, I get to design pieces I hope people will keep and pass on, so when my wife, Erin, and I found out we were having our daughter, Helen, I wanted to make a crib that would become a family heirloom.”
How cool is that, Outsiders? Ben of Home Town takes his woodworking and wants to make lasting impacts. He wants his work to have meaning and last for a long time.