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!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Words from Jim

Well ….. It’s the end of the day and the middle for everybody else.

Hi everybody this is Jim,

Mel and Myla were "faking" sick today so I had to step up to write something short for our blog. I apologize that I’m not one to write and make a lot of sense, so you’ll have to read every four word, seventh letter, and calculate every twentieth space to understand what I am really saying.

Since I have never written anything on here I want to let everybody know how amazing our new little girl is. She has come around so fast with understanding that my wife and daughter and I are her new family. It's really stressful that we have to hand her over at the end of our visiting time. I pray that anybody and everybody feels that special experience what God has blessed us with. I enjoyed spending the day with our little girl while Mel and Myla stayed back at the apartment to rest.  We will have more pics of the past two days on here tomorrow. I have pics taken but right now for the situation we are in the process is a little overwhelming and tiring. I hope everybody has a good day and to stay tuned for more to come.

Keep the prayers coming.



christy said...

jim you always make me laugh :)

you're a funny guy.

We are indeed praying and are soooooo excited that a week from today you get to pick up your little girl and never give her back. HOW WONDERFUL!!!! You are doing a great job taking care of all of your ladies, what a blessing God has given to you and such a high call.

love you brother in law

kiwicpk said...

awww hugs all round....