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.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring

Today I was up early, just as the sky was lightening. Being a holiday it was absolutely silent. As I walked down the stairs to the kitchen I was startled by the sound of a lone goose. I had been told that the geese were back. Despite the fact that I live in a lakeside community I have yet to see one, so focused am I on the task at hand. Normally I love the sound of the geese in the spring. It reminds me that despite cold weather and crazy amounts of snow, warm days and sunshine are surely on their way. Today however, I found the sound of the goose haunting. Spring is on its way, a time when life starts anew and I am left wondering how long my sweet baby girl can hang on to hers.
Georgia is nothing but an absolute joy. Today she was off the mask for over 3 hours in the morning and 4 in the afternoon. She almost never cries or fusses during these times. She is just so content to take in her world. We're hoping that if it warms up significantly we can take her outside. I'm sure that she saw the geese in the fall but I'd like for her to see them again. I'd like for her to feel the sunshine on her face and see the kids playing at the park. Maybe we'll even see some puppies. What kid doesn't love puppies?!

2 comments:

  1. I just want to send a big hug to Georgia and her family! I had the honor of spending time with her on CH4 & in PICU...getting her settled on VPAP in those most ealy moments of her journey. She has the most wonderful paretns who, I believe as well , have been given an angel. Only certain people are given angel's because GOd knows that you can manage what they give to you while they are here. Take care, and I wouldn't have done things any differently!!

    Karen (Respiratory Therapist)

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  2. We just wanted to write to wish you all a wonderful day tomorrow, filled with lots of love, laughter and joy spent with your girls. We know it will be a day of mixed emotions, as each day is, but hope you find peace in the quiet moments and feel the love being sent your way.
    Love Bruce, Em, Tori and Jess

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