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 24, 2010

Still Waiting...

Okay so I  know it's only been 1 week today since our dossier was submitted to the SDA but I keep anxiously checking my email thinking, hoping, praying.... thinking, hoping, praying some more that for some reason I will open it to find our travel date.

Well, no travel date yet but I am hopeful we will find out this next week! We have been picking up a few things here and there trying to get somewhat prepared for when we will be able to leave.

Please continue to pray for God's provision for us financially!  I know God is faithful and we trust in that. We are still planning on having another sale (which we have TONS of stuff left) but unfortunately my daughter and I have both been sick the past couple weeks and unable to. Since next weekend is the 4th of July we figured we would wait and do it after that (depending on our travel date of course!)

Thank you all so much for your prayers, and support.  We are so grateful and couldn't do it without everyone.  Please say a prayer for us and our precious girl anytime we come to mind! Thank you!!



Been following your blog in hopes that you have your travel date. Mina has always been a favorite of mine and I have put her picture and name out there in hopes that God would lead her momma to here and now am so thankful that he brought you to her. She is a beautiful little girl. When you travel please give your Mina Bean an extra hug from this auntie.

Michele Marie Mastroianni said...

waiting patiently with you, Melissa... knowing that everything is in God's perfect time.
love, michele