Ahhhh, trekking on. Thank you for listening to me. Writing it all out and being ridiculously honest helps so much. It's all day by day and I'm reminding myself of all the rules. (Get enough sleep, eat well, be very soft with others and myself, try to see the humor in things.)
I've been working on a project for a while that I've mentioned here and there, and now I'm so very close to being finished. I've compiled a book of the best posts of Journey Mama from the years before India, and I'm excited to say that I'll be releasing it into the world next week!
Here's the cover. Once again I'm blown away by what Chinua has done.
Yes, I have two books with the word "tree" in the title. I think that says a lot about me.
Here's the blurb:
In 2005, Rachel Devenish Ford, 25-year-old pregnant mother of two, moved with her husband to the woods of Northern California and began her blog, Journey Mama. In writing about her life—all the funny things, the sad things, and the beautiful— she found a way to see it again for the first time, and a way to cultivate joy in a life that had been overwhelming to her. In the process, she encouraged and inspired people around the world.
The first in a series, Trees Tall as Mountains is a collection of the best posts of the first three years of Journey Mama. In them, Rachel Devenish Ford describes life in an intentional community, her love for her Superstar Husband, her dysfunctional relationship with large grocery stores, and the antics of her young children. As Rachel works to overcome sometimes crushing anxiety, love the people around her, and grow in her faith in God, she writes about it all with tenderness and humor. Funny and profound, Trees Tall as Mountains is a life-changing book.
Why am I publishing this book? I want to share the writing from these years, all these shoeboxes, with more people, people who don't normally read blogs. I want to share it with you in a nicer format, if you'd like to have it. I thought it would be fun to sort through all those days and weeks and find the very best stuff, make it beautiful, and put it out in the world in a new way. And I've really enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy it too!
I will be looking for people who can leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads! If you can do this, let me know and I'll get you an early copy of the book.
And thank you, so much, for being such encouraging, wonderful readers.