When I started this blog three years ago, I didn't know a lot of things. I didn't know that the U.S.A had more bagpipe bands than the whole of Scotland, or that I would grow to love writing so much that it felt like part of my soul was missing when I set the paper down. But the most important thing I didn't know was the fact that there are people scattered around the world who are beautiful, and so completely different than myself, but like me anyway. These are people I would never know about, people who would never know about me. On the days when we would be sad, there would be one less person to be comforting, on the days when joy bubbles out of the corners of our mouths and dribbles down our chins, there would be one less person to encourage. Our hearts might feel a bit light, but we would never know why.
I never thought when I pushed that orange button and chose the most flamboyant theme possible, and named myself "kidsonafarm.blogspot.com" that almost four years down the road, I would have met people so dear to me that I feel like we're almost related.
was a deep breath full of clear, mountain air, she made you want more. She's a bundle of pure sophistication and class wrapped in a huge vocabulary and chat speak in real life. That smile people comment about, asking if it's real? It's real and yes it is actually that bright. I swear, she and the moon are in competition. She's thoughtful, and unbelievably smart and I don't think I've ever felt so welcome, so fast as I did when we met.
Jocelyn, you rock, babe. And I'm so super glad I got to meet you. Let's do this again soon, alright?
xoxo Johanna Grace
p.s. I spent an enormous amount of time picking out "just a few" pictures out of the almost 200 that I had previously culled. This was an effort, I tell you.
p.p.s. Head on over to
to see Jocce's pictures of me!
p.p.p.s I'm glad you guys like my post scrips (post, post, post scripts) as much as I do. :)