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, June 9, 2010

Dossier Delivered!!

What a blessing UPS has been! Our package was delivered today at 3:45pm in Mina's Country!  That was extremely fast and boy do I love tracking #s :)   It's so good to know that our dossier is finally there in Mina's Country and we are that much closer to going to meet our precious girl!! We are so anxious and can't wait till we receive the good news of our travel date!

Please continue to pray for us! Pray for Mina as she faces these days in an orphanage till we get to her.  Pray for the Lord to prepare her heart for meeting her forever family.  Pray for Myla as she prepares to meet her sister and for understanding. She is so extremely excited about meeting her sister, but still we could always use prayers in her heart fully being prepared and for her to not feel jealous as I'm sure Mina will need special "mommy/ daddy time" in the beginning. 

Please continue to pray for us financially! We still are about $15,000 short! June 17, 18, and 19th we will be having another sale which we still have tons & tons of great stuff for! Please pray for God's provision in the financial aspect and that many many people would come to the sale!

And a huge prayer request is please please pray for all the orphans in the world!  147million children are out there all throughout this world lonely, no one to rock them to sleep or kiss them goodnight, no one to sing lullabies or hold them and comfort them when they fall down, no one to celebrate special holidays or birthdays, no one to make them feel loved and cherished and like they are a gift and blessing as they are. Pray that the Lord would continue to call people out and put a burning passion and desire on their hearts that they just can't shake it. Pray that God would lead people to become prayer warriors for these children & stand in the gap for them. Please pray that God would send people with the financial means to help provide for those willing to open there home and heart to a child forever- that more children can feel the love & gift of family!!


Tracey Sharp said...

I am so beyond excited for you guys Melissa!!! I cannot wait to see lil Mina in your arms!!!! Sending prayers!!!

Michele Marie Mastroianni said...

YEAH!!! Tears in my eyes knowing that you will be with Mina so soon! So excited for this huge trip and adventure!