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, May 26, 2010

Thank you to all!!

We had a wonderfully crazy, busy, exhausting weekend but Praise the Lord for it above all!! We raised around $3,600 in all over the weekend.  So all in all with other fundraisers, donations and the JBF sale we've raised approximately $4,800.  The adoption costs around $25,000 so we are going to do our best and raise as much as we possibly can to bring this precious girl home!! 

We still have a ton of stuff, bedding, decor, picture frames, dishes, furniture, antiques, baby stuff galore, purses, clothes, shoes, electronics, etc, etc, etc.   It's hard to believe we raised that much over the weekend & we still have so much left.  So our plan is to have another sale at our house here very soon. 

I will be posting the current bid amounts for each item under the Auction tab tomorrow so check it out and place a bid. We have lots of great items to bid on!!

Thank you all so much!! Thank you to all the people who donated things for us to sell and make this event as big as it was. Thank you for all the wonderful family & friends that came out to help us set up and run the event. Thank you to my Mom & Dad, my Grandma, and her good friend Charmaine for being there most of the event & helping us in every way possible. Thank you to my sister for baking delicious treats to sale & to my other sister for watching Myla during the event. We truly could have not done it without you all. Thank you to Mayfair Baptist Church for being such a wonderful blessing and opening up their facilities to us when we attend a different church. That is a true blessing & we are so very grateful for that! 

Thank you to all those who came out to the event & helped support us bringing this precious baby girl home!! We are getting closer & closer each day and more and more anxious. Can't wait till we finally get the travel date to go meet our precious girl! Please continue to be in prayer with us for her!

Thank you!


Christine said...

That is awesome!

Bianca said...

That is awesome and so encouraging!