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

Pics of Mina~ I just received the greatest gift!!!

So I got an extremely sweet letter today from a family who was in the process of adopting Mina but due to some unforseen reasons decided to let her go so she could be adopted by another family quickly.  She said they prayed for a family to come for Mina and God answered their prayers! Honestly if we had been asked days before we even came across RR if we'd be adopting we would say yes we would love to LATER on in our lives... Not now... Well obviously God had another idea.

Anyways I'm rambling~ so off to the joy above all joy and excitement!!! She emailed me several pics of Mina from when Mina was younger. I have never seen these pics nor did I even know they were out there. 
I am so excited to have these! It is so wonderful to see more pics of our baby girl and have keepsake pics of her when she was younger.

So here you go....Enjoy our girl!!!


Liz said...

awwww! what a blessing!

Tracey Sharp said...

Awe...How sweet.....I have actually seen these pics before. Shes a cutie!! I cant wait to see pics from now