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, August 2, 2010

SDA appt Today!!

Our SDA appt is this morning August 3rd at 10am. Serge will be picking us up around 9:30. Please pray for everything to go smoothly with that and say an extra prayer for Myla to be on her best behavior :)

We are going to be staying in an apartment in Mina's region. It is the same one another RR family who adopted from Mina's orphanage stayed in and they loved it! We are so excited to get to stay there. Also Michele if you are reading this Serge said that he would get us in touch with Rostik. We are so excited about this. Rostik is a cab driver they used and absolutely loved and the best part is he speaks english! What a blessing that is for us! We will have to go get a modem so that we will be able to use the internet when we are in Mina's region. I am assuming that will be a day or 2 till we get there and then hopefully we can keep you all updated regularly.

Thank you all for your love and support and prayers!! We appreciate it so much!

There are several other posts updated today. They are back posts I typed previously but couldn't post till now that we found wifi!

1 comment:

Michele Marie Mastroianni said...

Melissa, sooo excited to read all your posts! The picture of Mina is precious! I am smiling as I read all the details of your trip so far.. I feel like I am back there again. I'm sorry Myla is having a few challenges adjusting, but it will get better. Can't wait for you to get to the region, and am so happy you will have the apartment! Enjoy every one of the first moments being introduced to your new daughter!
Love, Michele