Mina is a precious little girl recently rescued from an orphanage in Eastern Europe who is now finally home with her forever family! She had been without a mother or father to love her & care for her each day. No one to rock her, kiss her gently or tell her she's loved. She is blessed with an extra chromosome known as Down syndrome, which for her that meant a life of being viewed as worthless in the country she was born into & a life without hope. Because of this her parents gave her up at the age of 6 months when they found out the diagnosis & from there her life progressivly went down hill. We are the Gower family residing in OKC who recently adopted this little angel. She was extremely malnourished and unable to do just about anything when we first met her. She will be 2 in January & is the size of a 3-6 month old weighing 14lbs. She continues to amaze us at how quickly she is progressing with love and nutrition. She has learned to sit up, roll over, feed herself finger foods, hold her own bottle and loves to interact with toys and other children. Her life has changed so much in such a short period of time and will forever be changed! Thank you Lord for putting a burden on our hearts to rescue this little blessing and making her apart of our family!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Today has been one crazy day... Lots of running around and paperwork gathering :) So Jim and I headed off to the bank early to get some paperwork notarized... then after everything was done I realized the notaries license expired in 2 months (darn it I had forgotten to ask before hand)... so off we went back home to reprint the copies and back up to the bank we went. Everything was notarized and faxed in for approval.  Then ran Jim to work and dropped him off, met a person from CL to buy a new Scanner (so I will be able to scan docs in to email instead off running to a fax everytime I have a new doc to send in.  I wish my darn Dell all-in-one would work to scan- for some reason it will copy but it won't scan and I can't figure out the problem.  So anyway I make it home put Myla to bed, try to install the scanner to find out it's not compatible with Vista. Get a call from the Dr saying our medical physical reports are done and all test results are in. We are free from everything~ Yippy! We then headed to the main business office for the Dr to get them notarized because they don't have a notary on site. They got it approved for us to run them over there and they would notarize because they do all of his paperwork & know his signature. Well, we get there unload Myla, into the office we go- and find out she's out sick to day- load Myla back in the car. Hopefully we will be able to get it notarized tomorrow with todays date otherwise we'll be back to the Dr for a newly filled out physical with the different date.  Then off to the accountants office for notaries for Jim's self employment verification. Load Myla back up. Go by post net to make a print. Myla's getting extremely restless by this point :) I buy her a keychain bracelet to keep her entertained while in the store- which after the next car ride she must have thrown it somewhere in the car and I can't find it in the mountain of mess :) LOL  In to the Post Office to mail off our i600a app.  YEAH!!! It's off and headed to TX. That's very exciting! Then by Red box to return a movie, fill up the car with gas, and back up to the bank to find the lady whose notary doesn't expire anytime soon is gone for the day. We need to get one doc redone because the notaries stamp didn't stamp clearly and she had to restamp it.  So here we are now at home. We had lots of getting a toddler in and out of a carseat all day and Myla seemed to think she needed to go to the Potty at every place we went into :)  Yay for potty training!  Needless to say we had an eventful and not so eventful day. Myla did great considering all the running around we did.  Only a few fits throughout the day so I am extremely thankful for that and I am most thankful that we got the i600a app sent off. One more thing to check off the list and on our way we go!!!

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