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, September 8, 2010

Playtime at home!

The girls slept till 6am this morning!! Yay! What a blessing that was! Hopefully they will keep sleeping longer and longer well at least till 7:00 would be very nice :)  This is the first time since we've been home that they haven't woken up several times in the night so praise the Lord!  Here's some precious pics from the last couple days! 

Mina playing in her Jumperoo

Video of her jumping and using her legs.  She is doing pretty good in the jumperoo and she likes it (accept 4 in the video she was a bit fussy cause she had been in there a while by the time I grabbed out the camera :) Hopefully it will help build her some leg muscles so she can work on crawling and walking eventually.
Sleeping on Daddy~ Favorite spot to sleep!

Playing with her new top that grandma bought her.  She loves it!

Trying to get it to spin


Molly said...

She looks FANTASTIC! the change from when you first met her to now is amazing. I am always shocked by how quickly kids progress.

Michelle Word said...

She seems SO different from the first pictures. I guess that's what a little bit of love can do. I still can't wait to meet her. I'm afraid of what she might do to my heart strings though! haha!

The Gross Family said...

Very precious. I always love the Daddy pics!

DeLong Family said...

Aww so sweet! I love how Myla wants to help encourage her! That is precious! :) Glad you caught that on video!