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!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

No update- blogpress issues

Jim tried to post our blog post for today through our blog press app on our phone but it is for some reason having issues. We will have to try to post it again tomorrow and hopefully it will work. Sorry no update today!

1 comment:

Barbie Charter said...

Missy and Jim -

I am so excited that you are just a couple of days away from being able to be with Mina all the time. Jamie has kept me informed up until a couple of weeks ago when she forwarded me the link to this blog. You have done a wonderful job of documenting this whole process and I am thankful for being able to follow it. I want you to know that I have told a lot of people of your journey (and I don't even know all the details), but it has really touched my heart.
What a blessing you are to Mina as well as she to all of us! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story and I am anxious to meet her.