Thank you for stopping by!
I’m Linny! Married to my best friend for almost 38 years and together we’ve managed to fill our home with 14 treasures, 11 of which have been lovingly gathered from around the world.
March 2016 – The Airport – Arriving home with #13 and #14 from China.
Our lives include Quadriplegia, Hydrocephalus, Down Syndrome, Heart Disease, 5 brain surgeries, Arthrogryposis, Cerebral Palsy, FAS, cleft lip/cleft palate, two wheelchairs and an unnamed rare genetic disorder.
An emotional time as our newly arrived about-to-age-out son meets his daddy for the first time!
The five oldest are all married and some have already added 7 grands to our joy – 3 of whom are also adopted! That leaves 9 at home – and we kinda’ actually think we’re almost empty-nesting!
In 2011 my husband, Dwight, and I began a ministry, International Voice of the Orphan [IVO] – a 501c3. IVO’s exists to Care, Comfort and Advocate for orphans around the world. In “Caring” for the orphan, we feed 16,000 meals a month to both orphans and vulnerable children in four countries: SriLanka, India, West Africa and East Africa.
I guess you could say that we’re passionate about the orphan!
Sincerely living my dream, I guarantee I have never done anything good enough to deserve this joy – the Lord has just been so very faithful.
Our newest daughter – March 2016
My prayer is that each time you stop by, you will feel like we are sitting on my back veranda, enjoying the beautiful desert flowers growing around our garden while sipping something yummy.
As I share our journey my desire is that our Place will spur you to know God deeper, understand His love more and always see His faithfulness.
Ever grateful for His lavish love,
Easter 2016 – On Our Veranda. One of our married sons is in the back with his beautiful wife – our daughter-in-love. And a daughter who still lives at home is not pictured because she was overseas serving on an internship.
Rescuing Ruby – [available on Amazon] – Book Tour Summer 2015 – Letchworth State Park [missing 17 of our family]