As most of you know, my old blog exists no more. I’m sure it is archived somewhere in the cyber world, but we officially hit “delete” a few months back. The skinny version is that it was best for our family to start from scratch as we chronicled our Nomadic Adventure. Hitting that ever-s0 permanent “delete” button and seeing the hundreds of post that were once contained on the Too Many B’s blog was a painful task. Knowing how much was chronicled on that little blog made me want to find a way to keep those memories and stories alive in our home for our children to read in years to come.
For weeks my husband and I searched almost every blog to book company known to man only to find that it was going to cost us around $500 to have every single post from the last 3+ years printed in book form. Umm…no, thanks. Determined not to give up hope, we continued to search for other alternatives. We came across a company called Blog2Print that would put all the contents of my blog into a PDF file for the super low cost of $7.95. Then, my amazing husband and kind hearted brother in law worked together to have the book printed and bound at a local printing company.
The week before we hopped on an airplane with a one way ticket my sweet husband presented me with this. It is a 400+ page book containing all of my many ramblings and funny stories that we lived out the past several years.
It contains a complete collection of every random thought that made it from my head to the old blog. The first post was dated October of 2009 and the last one was January of 2013. That’s a whole slew of memories! Reading back over the last few years of our lives brought tears of joy to this Mama’s heart.
As I sit here in a distant country in nearly 100 degree heat at 10 a.m. with the low hum of a floor fan buzzing gently from the kitchen window I can’t help but wonder what memories will be recorded in Passport For Six. How will we see God at work in our family? What will our family look like in the years ahead? Where will we be and how will our lives have changed? I’m not really sure what the answers to any of those questions will be, but I will continue to faithfully record each of them as they come about so that one day when my boys are all grown up they can be reminded of our crazy adventure and the faithfulness of our Heavenly Father every step of the way.
And for those of you who like to keep up with the bumps, bruises and an occasional train wreck along the way, I’ll continue to open wide the blinds of our life and let you peek inside.