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

Letter to Mina~ 1 week!


Our precious baby girl, angel and gift from our God above!! My heart is jumping with joy that we have only one week left till we board a plane to finally come meet you in your country. You have absolutely no idea how much we love you, how much we think about you, talk about you, pray for you and long to meet you! We are so grateful that the Lord has chosen us to be your mommy and daddy. There is no greater gift in this world then the gift of a child and we are thankful that God chose to bless us with you and that He put a burning desire on our hearts to do something crazy, out of our element but so rewarding. I can’t wait to wrap my arms around you, kiss you, hold you, tell you how perfectly and beautifully made you are, and how much you are loved!

Your bedroom is all ready for you. Your bag is mostly completely packed and your sister is anxiously awaiting meeting you. She talks about you at least 100 times a day- telling mommy where your bed is and your toys, and saying Myla share with Mina. She asks everyday when she gets to get on an airplane to fly to meet her sister and she talks about you flying home with her. What a joyous day that will be!

Mina, feel the peace and comfort of the Lord. Rest in His embrace and know that soon… very soon you will no longer be alone here on earth but you will have a huge family with lots of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents who will always love and adore you!

Mommy wrote this just for you:

Oh precious girl, your life was planned,
God formed you with His two hands.
He knows about you and loves you my dear,
He’s watching over you until we get near.
A blessing, a gift what a joy you’ll be,
Not ours by birth, but our child from the King.

Oh wonderful Creator
You loved us so

And as you’ve told us,
We will surely go.
To care for the orphans,
Embrace them with your love

And accept this gift of life
That you entrust us with.
The debt you paid is far greater than ours,
Thank you Lord for the gift of a child.

We know you were left for reasons unknown,

Although you don’t know us, we already love you so.
We pray for you each day,
And already feel your ours.
We can’t wait to meet you with open arms.
A blessing, a gift what a joy you’ll be,
Not ours by birth, but our child from the King.

We love you little angel!!
Soon very soon….

~ Your mommy & daddy~

1 comment:

Liz said...

YAY Mina, you are going to get soooo many snuggles, so soon!!!