ABOUT MINA:

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 31, 2010

Headed to Eastern Europe!!

We are now on the plane waiting for take off from Chicago to Dusseldorf!! On our way!!!









11 comments:

Ellen Stumbo said...

Praying for you guys! I did not realize you were bringing you daughter, how fun!
Hey, your husband will really stand out with his beard :) My husband had one too and at some point our translator told us that in the country you are going to ;) men don't have beards because they will not give them a job if they have one, weird huh?

Rhonda Sloup said...

Yea!!! I'll be following you on your journey and praying that everything goes smoothly. How exciting to finally be on your way to Mina.

Rhonda

nicole said...

best of luck take lots of pics with mina and her blankie!!bigg huggs..

Alecia said...

YAY!!!! So happy for you guys!! Give her big hugs for us and love her lots as I know you will! So glad our paths crossed and can't wait to hear more about your story! :) Love, The Horners

Sarah said...

Sooooo excited for you and for Mina!!! Can't wait to watch your journey unfold!

Devon said...

SO, SO excited for you guys! My prayers are with you... have a wonderful trip!

Anonymous said...

So happy for little Mina...I have loved her since I saw her on Reeces..you are so blessed to get her for your family. Can't wait to see her progress with your family.

LIFE'S PEBBLES said...

Have a safe trip and give Mina Bean a hug from this rr auntie

Tracey Sharp said...

Sending Prayers Melissa!!!

Liz said...

YAY!! how exciting!!!

Melissa said...

Just checking in on you. Hugs!