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 19, 2010

Mina's Quilt! Please Help! No donations Requested! Just words! :)

All blogger friends, lurkers, facebook buddies, and family please help us get Mina's quilt finished. We are not requesting any donations just your words, scriptures, prayers, love & support!

Ok... so we leave in less than 2 weeks and Mina's quilt is far from being complete.  We have about 68 squares left to fill in before I can even begin to finish it (which will take some time as well.)

Originally we had asked any amount of donation to buy a quilt square to leave a message. But at this point we just want Mina's quilt filled with love so that we can get it put together and take it to her when we go!

Our thoughts in making her a quilt was to be able to take a blanket filled with messages of love, scriptures, and prayers to wrap her in it to be a keepsake and reminder of all the love & support it took to bring her home!

Please post a comment, email me at sweetraeoflove@gmail.com, or Facebook me your message and we will write it in on a square!

Thank you for your help!


nicole said...

my favourite blankie...my wubbie... Mommy and daddy love me..God saved me..xxxoxoxoxoxxxx

The McEacherns said...

Here's our contribution:

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him." 1st Cor. 2:9 You have such a wonderful, amazing life in store, little one!

the Gower Fam said...

Thank u for the comments! They've been added to Mina's quilt!!