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!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Myla talking about Mina!

So for some reason Myla has been talking about Mina a lot lately. The other day I asked Myla who her best friend was thinking she'd say Annaliese~ who she plays with all the time.... but she kept saying Mina.  I said, "No Silly, who's your best friend that we go play with?"  "Mina" 

Then yesterday we were playing around the house and she kept saying, "Mina Home... Mina Home." probably 10 times throughout the day.  So I asked her, "Do you want Mina to come home?" and she looked at me with a smile and said, "Yes."

It's crazy to me because she's not even 2 yet and we've talked about Mina and told her that she was going to be her little sister but didn't fully think she quite understood completely.  Although she would say "Mina sister."

I wonder if God is preparing her heart for her baby sister.  She keeps asking about her and wants her here now.  I just keep telling her, "Mommy and daddy are working hard to get her home... but it still might be a little bit."

I pray that God does prepare Myla's heart for the day she will get to meet her sister and that she would have the patience and understanding till that day comes.  I pray that the process would go as quickly as possible.

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