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!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Yep you heard it right!! Our dossier was submitted TODAY!!!  I was thinking it was going to be next Thursday but it was this Thursday!!

Praise the Lord!!  We will hopefully know our travel date in the next 2 weeks!

I called my grandma to tell her the exciting news and she was so filled with joy it brought her to tears.  She is so ready to have that little great grandbaby home and said she was praying this morning asking the Lord to get her here even quicker.

We are so excited!!! Time to start getting things lined out, prepared and somewhat ready to go! 

Please continue praying for the finances! I was unable to do the garage sale this weekend because Myla and I have both been sick the past week.  We are trusting in the Lord completely and know He will provide!

We are so ready to get our baby home!


Kelsey said...

Yay!!! So happy for you. I can only imagine how happy you are. You're Grandma sounds the coolest, so sweet. Hope you're feeling better today!

Sarah said...

Wahooo!! What an exciting surprise!!