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, July 12, 2010


So we've been working on getting everything ready to go and planning our next big garage sale. Rain permitting we will be having the sale this weekend at our house so please be in prayer for that to be a great turn out!

Some exciting news! I think we are close to having the electronics side of our trip figured out. The only laptop Jim and I own is 10+ years old and it's a little ancient, runs extremely slow plus doesn't have wifi capabilities, so I don't think it would even be useful for us to take it along.

We had talked about buying a laptop for the trip so we would be able to update our blog with pics, videos, etc but as time gets closer just don't really feel we have the money to go spend on buying a computer at this time.

So I started brain storming and thought... I have an iphone so I thought if we can find wifi over there than we could update our blog through my phone. So I searched for blog apps and found a free one where I can upload text, video through you tube and pics. I also figured out that the ipad keyboards can be attached to our iphone & I can type using that making it much easier and quicker than typing out on our phone. So I will be able to type the text in my notes on my phone at our apartment/ wherever we stay than when we go to a wifi hotspot we can connect and post everything.

So I am really excited about it! Plus it saves us the packing and the extra expense. Just hopeful that it works out as well as we think it will :)

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