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!


Mina's first baby blanket!!  Every $5 or greater donation will buy a quilt square where you can write a message, quote, scripture, or prayer to Mina.  This blanket will be taken to her when we go get her.  It will be a great keepsake for her to see all the wonderful love and support and all the people that helped her to have a better life and have a forever family and home!  It shows that Jim and I could not bring her home alone and it took everyones help & support to get her here.

Please type in comments through paypal what message you would like to have written on a quilt square or email your message to sweetraeoflove@gmail.com and we will write it just as requested.  We can then take a picture of it and email it to you if you'd like.

Or if you live in OKC you are more than welcome to even come by and write your own personal message!

Thank you! Blessings!!