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!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mina's first Thanksgiving!

Yesterday was Mina's first Thanksgiving with family!! When we were eating breakfast yesterday it dawned on me that it was Mina's very first Thanksgiving spent with family. This is the first Holiday season that she will be surrounded by lots of family and lots of love!

We spent the morning watching the Macy's day parade with the girls with a cozy fire going and then went over to Jim's families for the day for fun family time and lots of yummy food. Mina absolutely loved it!!! She had enough to eat for a few people and her little belly was full full full!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! There is so many things I am thankful for!! I am thankful for all of my family, for my wonderful husband and for our 2 precious girls!! I am thankful that within this past year the Lord blessed us with precious Mina and that soon we will have our 3rd little blessing in our arms as well!! I am thankful that Mina will never again have to experience any holidays without family! 

Please remember all the many children in the world who don't have family to spend the holiday season with.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers that the orphans in the world can be surrounded by God's love and that they too will soon have a family come for them!!

Our happy little Turkey on this special Thankful day!!

Mina digging into the big plate of turkey :)

Mina filling up on all the yummy food!

And here she is wiping her own mouth with her napkin :)
All done!!


Bambi said...

Now that Mina's finished her turkey, am I allowed to eat HER up? Suuuchhhhh a cutie!

Liz said...

this warms my heart! mina is such a doll!!!

kiwicpk said...

love an update you guys, hope you are all well etc....

Sarah said...

Just checking in!! Hope you are all doing well. Would love an update in your spare time ;) hehe!

Anonymous said...

We need an update! How is
Mina doing?