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, May 4, 2011

Sliding & standing!

So we brought the sunfaded slide inside for some awesome physical therapy for Mina. She loves it and has mastered it all by herself!

She is doing awesome! Weighs 21pounds now and is working on walking while holding our hands! We are so proud of how far she's come!! Love our precious girl!

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Tina said...

Oh my word look at how big she is getting and even saying baby. Amazing! Melt my hart

Michele Marie Mastroianni said...

wow - she is doing just so awesome! what a great idea to bring the slide in - works on lots of skills. thinking of you guys often. Happy Mother's Day, Melissa!
Love in Christ,

Emi said...

She's looking great!

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Becky said...

Aw! Look at her, she has grown so much, and is so pretty!