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!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Yay!!! Fingerprint Appt arrived in the Mail today!!

I was jumping up and down with sheer excitement and joy when I saw two letters in the mail today. One for me, one for Jim from the USCIS department. I knew exactly what it was and got this rush of excitement that made me grow wings where I started to fly all over the living room. I burst through the ceiling and was soaring through the clouds. (Before the thunderstorm hit of course) Myla looked at me like I had lost my mind. Then I realized that was the Red Bull talking. LOL Okay so I’m exaggerating just a bit. After spending what seemed like several minutes filled with joy bouncing off the walls, feeling one huge step closer… I opened the envelopes to find our appt scheduled for May 21st… the date of our Sale event. I thought to myself now what are the odds in that. LOL Well regardless we’ll be going to that appointment. We certainly don’t want any delays, and the sale will continue because I am sure the Lord will provide wonderful workers to help while we are gone for a short time. It’s not supposed to take but 30 minutes or so.

We also heard that we could possibly call and find out if they have a walk in day where we could go another day before the 21st and possibly get them done. So we are going to pray for that. That would be even better. The quicker we can get our fingerprints done, the quicker we get our last doc (i-171h) and off our dossier will be headed thousands of miles away!! Yay!!!! Yippy!! Hip-Hip- Horray!!!

Mina~ our precious little angel. Mommy and daddy are coming for you! We are getting closer and closer and are anxiously awaiting the day we can wrap our arms around you, kiss you, hold you, and tell you how much you truly are loved, cared for and thought of each day! Every night I tuck Myla in bed and sing her lullabies I imagine you being in the other bed and singing lullabies to the both of you! We love you so much sweet girl!


Tracey Sharp said...

I am sooo excited for you guys Melissa!!!! Thats a pretty quick appt I would say!!! Sending more prayers!!!

Michele Marie Mastroianni said...

Sooooo happy to read this Melissa! I remember when ours came, I cried and the boys asking me "Mommy, is that Maria's paper?" Sooo exciting! Michele

Michelle said...

ahh, this post made me cry! I can't wait for Mina to meet you guys. She's going to be so blessed to have you, Jim and Myla. And, there's no doubt she will be a blessing to you guys too! Hope to help out in any way I can. :) Michelle

Lillian said...

God bless you and your family! I know I've told you before but I think this is a wonderful thing that you and your husband are doing. I pray that Mina can come home to you two soon!

PS: We worked "In The Jungle" together at Lifechurch just in case you're wondering who I am! :o)