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!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blog remaining open :)

Ok so we've changed our mind and decided to opt out on making the blog private and will just leave it open.  So thank you all so much who have sent email addresses and info to follow our journey~ that really means a lot to us!  I had no idea that many people were even reading or cared about our blog and our story so I am really touched by all the requests.

We think it will be much easier on us as well as everyone else who wants to follow our journey if we just leave it open, and that maybe someone will come across our blog and it will be a tool to open a door in the heart of someone else to adopt. 
We have handed out hundreds of cards with a picture of Mina asking people to pray for her and telling them they can follow our blog to see us bring her home and I would hate for someone to come to our blog wanting to read our journey and see our angel and not be able to.

So we may have to be a slight bit vague in some aspects for the time being... but I think for the most part most of you know where we are actually going and the specifics :)

So no worries about being sent out private invites. You can get on and check our blog just like usual!
Thank you to all who follow along, pray for us, and support us in bringing Mina home!!

The countdown is on!  6 days remaining!!!

Still have squares left on Mina's quilt if you want to send me a prayer, scripture, or message to include! Just post a comment or email it to me and I'll add it on!! :) Thanks to all of you who have done so!

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