Hi! I’m Jennifer. I love words. Whether I’m reading them or writing them, they are my love language. This is the place where I share the story God has entrusted to me. A story that includes infertility, adoption and being the mother of a child with special needs. Writing draws me closer to the heart of God.
I started my blog, Bringing Home the Missing Linck, to record the details of our adoption journey. It’s been almost five years since we became a Forever Family, but it’s my prayer that my older posts still encourage women struggling with infertility and/or traveling the crazy, overwhelming, and expensive road to adoption.
As a writer, I thought adoption would be my biggest story. But it seems it’s just one chapter of a much larger story God is writing for our family.
These days I’m busy documenting our newest journey; helping our son find his voice. I share the joy, pain, hope and fear I experience as the mama of a child with special needs. I write transparently about having a son with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and Sensory Processing Disorder.
Motherhood gives me plenty to write about. I pray my words offer a glimmer of hope to mothers who aren’t quite sure what they’ve gotten themselves into.
There are many days when I question if I have what it takes for this motherhood gig. Motherhood is such a refining process. God continually teaches me lessons in love, forgiveness and grace through my brown-eyed boy. He uses the mundane moments of motherhood to make me a little more like Him.
I often forget what life was like prior to potty training and endless speech therapy appointments.
Here’s a glimpse of who I was before I became Jackson’s mama:
I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I spent several years working as a reporter for The Oklahoman. I loved covering breaking news. There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush of a good news story.
I’ve also been a ghost writer. I wrote the book Common Threads with author Patty Bultman in 2011 and Common Paths in 2014.
These days I squeeze writing in-between potty breaks and speech therapy.
I’m unashamed of my addiction to Dr Pepper.
I live in Oklahoma with my husband, John, and our son Jackson.
My God-Sized dream came true in October 2013, when my book Bringing Home the Missing Linck: A Journey of Faith to Family was released. In May 2014 I released my ebook, Trucks, Tantrums, and Trusting Him: Confessions of a Boy Mom.
My first children’s book Jackson Finds His Voice was released in June 2015.
Through these words, may you discover: when His grace collides with our imperfections, something beautiful emerges.
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