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 1, 2010

SDA Appointment Date!!!

Yay!! We've finally received our SDA appointment date after lots of anticipation and impatience :)

Drum roll please....... August 3rd!

So it's a whole month a way and further out than we'd hoped but we know Gods timing is PERFECT and we are just excited to finally have an official date to look forward to.

The SDA office closes every 3 months for 2 weeks and that just happens to fall July 1-15th so I'm sure that pushes everything back.

Now we are off shopping for plane tickets.

We get to leave in a month to finally meet our daughter ;)

Praise the Lord! We are so excited and blessed!


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Julia said...

Congratulations!! Can you e-mail me - I would like to know where you are flying from and the possibility of tagging my son on a flight with you - covenantb@yahoo.com - We are adopting Aaron.

Sarah said...

woooohoooo! Your angel will be home in September and just in time for you to dress her up like the sweet little pumpkin she is!

Tracey Sharp said...

Oh Melissa.........Thats Wonderful news!!!!! I just thought of something......What are you going to name her?