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, March 25, 2011

Mina crawling up stairs!

Mina can now successfully crawl up stairs. We have been spending a lot of time at my grandma's house who was diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer back in December to spend as much time as we could with her in her last days. Unfortunately she actually passed away on March 17th. She was an amazing woman and one of my best friends in the world! She was Mina's biggest fan & was a huge reason & contributor in love, support & prayer in us bringing mina home.

So her house has a couple stair steps going into the sunroom and Mina tonight finally mastered them. Turns out all our visits have been great therapy for her ;)
I am so proud of her. She is constantly gaining muscle and getting closer and closer to standing up & pulling herself up on things. She has come such a long ways!

YouTube Video


Anonymous said...

Oh my word look at how big she is getting..bless her hart! Yay for her! Thanks for sharing.

McFarland Family said...

She is darling! Thanks for sharing the video. My condolences on your grandma's passing. <3