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, July 15, 2010

Garage sale~ Day 1!

Praise the Lord for such a wonderful successful day. Despite the dyer heat this afternoon everything went quite well for the sale. Thank u so much to all those who came, donated, purchased items, shared in conversation and truly blessed our family & our precious little Mina!

We made $585 today!! We are so appreciative and once again say thank u! I will adjust our fundraising thermometer at the end of the sale!! Yay!!

A special thanks to our wonderful neighbors who have been such a huge blessing to us and have consistently helped for the past week set up, get prepared and sit with me at the sale!

As well as a special thanks to my grandma's best friend Charmaine!! She has done a tremendous amount of things with us helping set up, run, and coordinate the previous huge event sale, working at this one, and donating a tremendous amount of wonderful items as well as time! Charmaine we are forever thankful for all you've done & continue to do. Thank u!!

We truly couldn't do it without all the help, love and support and we praise God for each of u!! Each of u play an amazing role in us bringing this little girl home. We covet the prayers and pray blessings on all of u!!

Once again we say thank u!!

will post pics tomorrow for everyone!!

Still lots left. Sale continues next two days!



The Gross Family said...

Wow! I am so glad to hear that you made that much on a Thursday of all days! Woo-hoo. God is good. Thank you for becoming Mina's parents. You are going to give so much to this precious child. Keep rockin and rollin! You will get there.

Tracey Sharp said...

I am so glad things are going well Melissa!! I am amazed by how wonderfully supportive your friends and families are! They are all amazing!! Mina surely will be surrounded by love! I cant wait to follow your journey and hope we will be there as well shortly!