Welcome to Georgia's Journey

Georgia Lily Lucas was born at home on October 6th, 2008 4:15am, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) on April 1, 2009.

On April 3rd Georgia was taken home, to be near her sisters and the rest of her family and friends. Nearly three weeks later, on April 21, 2009, she died peacefully -- in the loving arms of her mother and in the same room in which she was born.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Party

Thank you to all of you that helped us to celebrate yesterday. To those of you that had private celebrations because of illness and distance, and those of you that brought food and drink, and those of you that pushed past those levels of discomfort and fear, and those of you that laughed with us, cried with us and just sat with us we are forever grateful. Georgia came downstairs twice during the party and had Happy Birthday sung both times. I could tell that she felt a little bit overwhelmed but I'm also sure that she felt special. A very big Thank You goes out to Sweet Impressions Bakery for coming in on their day off to bake some special cupcakes for a special little girl!

Today is much quieter. We brought her downstairs for a couple of hours and played with her. She was perfectly content with all of her party balloons! Now she is sleeping which is good because the photographer is coming around 3:30. Grandpa Bob is also arriving this evening from Calgary.

The food has also started arriving. A big thank you to all of our friends at Ecole Guyot for your contributions. For lunch today we ate some delicious broccoli salad. I will never have the time to write individual thank yous so I am hoping that you can feel how grateful we are through our messages. There are so many of you still wanting to help. I am pretty sure that we will still love to have ready made meals in a couple of weeks so please sit tight. Besides that there isn't a lot that can be done for our family except for love and prayers. I ask you to keep asking yourself how you can help others. There are many, many others.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Guys,
    I am so glad that I could attend Georgia's celebration yesterday. What a celebration surrounded by so many caring people. We continue to hold you all in our thoughts and prayers and think of you day and night. Kristen and Mike you are wonderful parents and wonderful people. Thank you for letting us into your home and allowing us to share the day with Georgia, it truly meant alot.
    Love you tons.
    Jo & Damien

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  2. Sorry, we missed such an amazing party. Our thoughts were definitely with you. We may not have been there in body, but we definitely were there in spirit.
    We continue to enjoy your updates, since you ALL are in our thoughts throughout the day & night.
    God bless you all. All our love,
    E&T

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  3. Just a special thank-you to you for who you are and all that you mean to me. Words will never express my love, gratitude for friends like you or my feelings..so I give you this..

    Life is filled with good times, bad times and a lifetime of memories...what a special one April 6th holds for me.

    Thank-you for letting us into your life, dreams, heartaches and home.

    I love you Georgia.

    Auntie K

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  4. You don't know me but my sister Lisa shared your story with me and touched me deeply. I am a mother of 2 and I can not comprehend what you may be going through. I want to let you know that you are amazing and you have a truly beautiful family. You and your family will be in my prayers. May God keep you in His loving warmth and care now and always!

    Katarina

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  5. Sounds like April 6/09 was an amazing day at your house. I am happy that Georgia was able to enjoy it with family and friends, even though we all couldn't make it. She was (and is) in our thought and prayers constantly...

    We look forward to seeing the photos of your special day...

    Love you Baby Georgia...

    Auntie Mary Lynn, Uncle John and family

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