I’m Linny and I’m grateful you stopped by our Place Called Simplicity.
Years ago I began writing as a little journal of our big family adventures. Since I began we’ve brought home 8 treasures, lost our home and everything in it to a devastating fire, dealt with some serious illnesses, had 4 of our older kids marry, changed careers and moved across the states.
By God’s grace we had the privilege of parenting 14 treasures, 11 of whom were lovingly gathered from around the world. We are passionate about treasures with special needs and our family now includes Quadriplegia, Hydrocephalus, Down Syndrome, Heart Disease, 5 brain surgeries, Arthrogryposis, Cerebral Palsy, FAS, cleft lip/cleft palate, two wheelchairs and a yet unnamed rare genetic disorder which makes that treasure of ours – 1 in 37 million!
The four of the oldest are married and we are expecting our 15th grand – 5 of the 15 are also adopted. The bottom 8 are still at home and we joke that that makes us feel like ‘we are almost empty nesting’.
In 2015 I had the privilege of publishing my first book Rescuing Ruby and then in 2017 I was able to publish a second one – The Memorial Box (both available on Amazon).
Sincerely living my dream, I guarantee I have never done anything good enough to deserve this joy – the Lord has just been astoundingly faithful to me.
Our newest daughter, Birdie. March 2016
As I share our journey I long for each to know God deeper, understand His love more and always see just how astoundingly faithful He truly is.
Ever grateful for His lavish love,
March 2018 – Some of our grown ones were home with some of our grands…just missing 12 of the family.