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!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Our trip to Kiev

We are finally here!! We have Mina's passport & we headed for Kiev at 1:30 this afternoon. It took much longer to get here because it has been pouring rain all day & lots of traffic. We also stopped for some supper with Rostik.

The girls slept the first hour or so of the trip and the rest was spent trying to keep Myla entertained. Mina did great. She was just along for the ride & loved watching out the window.

Once we get out bags all brought up to our apartment we are going to bed. These are sleepy kiddos and I'm a tired momma. It is almost 8pm here. Glad we made it safe and sound!!

Our sleeping beauties!


Jamie said...

She look so comfy with you guys already, so happy :) This is such a cool and joyous thing you guys have done my heart sings and I laugh out loud every time I come to check on you guys through the blog. Thanks for the inspiration to follow God even when it's a long road and seems impossible ^_^

Charissa said...

I KNOW you can't wait to be back home. In Oklahoma, the land of mexican food.

Tracey Sharp said...

Oh Melissa....I cant believe your journey is almost done!! Thats just amazing although I bet you cant wait to get home!!

Praying you have safe travels all the way home with 2 happy lil girlies!!