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 29, 2010

The supermarket we do most our shopping at

This is the supermarket we would walk to on the far right end.  We did most of our shopping for groceries and things here.  It was about a 10 minute walk from our apartment and it was pretty much like their Walmart. You would have to put all your belongings inside a bag that zips and locks when you enter the store and then when you leave someone unzips it for you to get your things back out.  Apparently they have a lot of theft or something.

Doesn't this bread look yummy!! I usually have to buy the prepackaged breads because it grosses me out that there are bugs flying around lots of it. At least I don't know what happens to the packaged bread before it gets packaged ;)

Grains, rice, etc you scoop into bags and weigh

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