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 14, 2009

She Laughs!!

Georgia had another good night and woke up this morning a little bit irritated. Maybe that had to do with the very full diaper she way laying in, poor thing! We took the mask off to clean her face and all of a sudden she smiled and then.... she laughed and she laughed and she laughed! Daddy has never been funnier. We read her stories and played with her for about 45 minutes and then decided to put the mask back on because she seemed to be getting tired. She is now watching her mobile drifting in and out of sleep. 45 minutes of bliss, I'll take it!


  1. Nice to hear this. What a special time for you to share... I think I would be a little cranky with a full diaper too!!! I pray for many more moments of laughter and sunshine for you all...

    Love Auntie Mary Lynn and Uncle John

  2. What a wonderful way to start the day!! I can see the smile on your face through your words! I hope the day is full of more smiles, laughter and sunshine. :-)
    Love Em

  3. A child's laughter is music to a parents ears!! What a blessing that little girl is. Thank you for sharing her with us.
    Nana Boulanger (Rita)

  4. So thrilled to hear you started the day off so beautifully. I hope you continue to have a wonderful day full of smiles.
    Love Carrie

  5. Precious moments! Georgia's laughter if being heard in our heads all across the country and most likely the globe. Let her know how many people she made smile with her laughter this morning.
    Love to you all
    Madge & Paul

  6. Kristen and Mike
    I think of you so many times a day and each time a prayer goes out for you. Today as I stood at the kitchen window, the sun was shining, the sky was blue and the birds were chattering at our feeder. I hope and pray that this is the day God has given you to take Georgia outside as you wished. What a wonderful start to the day. I pray that you will have many more moments such as this.
    Baby Georgia, I am shooing the birds over to you so they can sing for you!
    It was so good to see Calla and Maya enjoying their playdate. Macy and Addy were so happy to have them over.
    Love and Prayers for all of you

  7. What a wonderful sound to hear. The thought brings smiles to my face. We think of you many times in the day and are with you in spirit.
    Lots of love.
    Jo & Damien

  8. How WONDERFUL it must be to hear Georgia's laugh!!!! We are so happy for you!! Thank you so much for updating the blog. We are watching for updates several times a day! We are still praying for Georgia and your family!!!
    Lorna, Ken, Elijah and Hayden Blue

  9. Thinking of you all and wishing you joy in hearing Georgia's laughter and patience with each other.

    Julie, Kevin & Aidan

  10. *Kristen & Mike, thanks for sharing these precious times with us. There is truly nothing sweeter to the ears than a baby's laughter - we hope Georgia's days are filled with it.
    *Tanya & Kerry

  11. Georgia`s laughter, how wonderful!!

    This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

    Enjoy every precious moment.

    Carol and Colin

  12. Mike & Kristen;
    She's a mircle child, a true angel. Enjoy the smiles and laughter and thanks for sharing with us all.
    Sue (Nicholson)

  13. That is wonderful! There is nothing quite as special as a child's heartfelt laughter. We are so glad you have another day with some moments of pure bliss and sweet memories.

  14. Auntie Nancy, Uncle Ed, Nicki and JoshApril 14, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    Wonderful. I know you are enjoying these special moments. Thanks for sharing.
    Auntie Nancy, Uncke Ed, Nicki and Josh

  15. Auntie Maggie said...who would have thought a poopy diaper would bring so much joy. Keep on smiling little Georgia. Defy all the rules in this world and live it the way you want. We love you so much. Georgia, you are on our minds and in our hearts....love auntie grandma and uncle Bryan.

  16. No happier sounds than an angel laughing. We're thrilled to hear she's having a great day. Thanks again for sharing.

    Victor & Edna

  17. Kristen & Mike

    Laughter........... a recipe for beautiful memories!!

    We continue to pray daily for your beautiful baby girl.

    Ron,Donna & Mandi

  18. What a wonderful sound! I will continue to pray that hear more of that.

  19. Kristen and Mike,

    What a wonderful way to start the day.
    Thank you for sharing these moments with us. Georgia has touched my heart and will be in my thoughts and prayers.


  20. There certainly is nothing like hearing a child laugh. It's a truly great sound.

    Georgia is never far from my thoughts, or my prayers.