ABOUT MINA:

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!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Family photo shoot!













































9 comments:

Jamie said...

These are beautiful :)

Crystal said...

Beautiful Pictures. I was trying to pick a favorite, but i love them all.

AddingOn said...

Yea! I was going through Mina withdrawal!! Great pictures. Is it just me or has she gained a little weight? She looks so content.

Tracey Sharp said...

Oh my Melissa!! They turned out beautiful!! I just love them all sooo much!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful family! Your belly looks cute ;)

Mel said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Aspiring Earth Mama said...

I just love all these pictures so much! Make sure to bring me a copy of one if you have extras on Friday.

Michele Marie Mastroianni said...

Hi Melissa, oh so beautiful! What a beautiful family. Mina looks wonderful, and the girls look so happy together! Love following your blog! I hope and pray all is well. Michele :)

Rachel said...

gorgeous!!