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, May 26, 2009

Those Crazy Birds - Or is it Me?..

For those of you that think that I have gone completely crazy over the birds, I have some more fuel for your fire. : ) On Sunday after posting, I took my melancholy self out into the backyard, away from the girls. When I first sat down on the deck there was nothing happening. Within about 30 seconds a chickadee landed at my feet. I'm serious, I could have reached down and touched it. It stared at me for a minute and then flew off. As it left two other birds started swooping into the yard. I sat there watching them wondering what they were doing. I still have no idea. They landed on the fence and sat there watching me. These were birds that I have never seen before. They had powder blue heads, white chests and brownish, grey wings. If you can tell me that would be great. Anyway, they sat there for a while and then my friend the robin joined them. Nobody seemed interested in the birdfeeder. Rather, they all just wanted to stare at me. It was around this point that I started to giggle to myself. I have drawn my own conclusions about the birds and I'll let you draw your own too!

Today was Calla's dance recital at the concert hall. Poor little peanut wasn't feeling great but she still did a fantastic job. They had the crowd on their side when "Who Let the Dogs Out?" started playing. It was so cute! Maya is too young to dance in the recital but I can assure you that she danced and danced and danced. I think that she may be a hip hopper. : ) Congrats to all of the great dancers! We'll miss you Miss Lisa.

Love to you all,


PS I placed the solar lily lights in the garden today. They look beautiful now that the sun has set. Thank you Auntie, Uncle, Nicki and Josh.


  1. The Who Let the Dogs out selection made me laugh :)

  2. The bird you saw may be a nuthatch.

  3. Well, it looks like Georgia knew your spirits needed a little lifting and sent her new friends to visit you! How nice that your garden is coming along so well and that the birds are coming to say hello. I hope many more birds come to enjoy your garden.

    I had meant to post it earlier, but I keep thinking back to the day of Georgia's service and how the morning was so grey and cloudy, but when the time came to release the balloons, how nice it was that the clouds parted and the sun shone. And it stayed sunny for most of the rest of the day, as though Georgia was showing how much she liked the balloons we sent her way.

    Thank you for letting us share in that day and the days since.


  4. Hi Kristen, Mike, Calla and Maya,

    I read the Lance article today online. What a beautiful article! I'm glad they told your story and included the SMA petition website. I also love that picture of the whole family. I'm still reading your blog regularly and often thinking of you all!


  5. Hi Kristen...it's Lorraine (from Island Lakes).

    I saw the article in the Lance today and you know what? I think we've met before...at the play structure by the school? My daughter Jenna and her red shoes...does that ring a bell? Anyways...maybe not...but you look so familiar in the photo. The article was great and I signed the petition.

    I too was at the recital on Tuesday. Jenna danced as well. I saw Who Let the Dogs Out and YEAH!...the crowd loved it. They did really well and were so cute!

    I love your bird stories and am glad they bring you such comfort.

    PS - Thanks for sharing Georgia's Readings...you and Mike are both inspiring. What a tribute to your beautiful daughter.

  6. I too just read the article, they did a great job and I hope you see many more signatures on the petition thanks to you, once again, sharing your story with the world. Your family has touched so many hearts and lives and Mike, I can assure you that we all cherish the little things more!

    I hope you were able to get outside and enjoy your garden today and that there were lots of birds to bring you smiles and comfort!

    Love Em

  7. Im going to miss you all sooo much but i'm sure dancing season will come faster than we think. The puppies did a great job and I am really happy they audience didn't confuse them for cows:)

    I hope you have a great summer and i will be thinking of you and your family!

    Love always Miss Lisa xoxoxo
    P.S. tell the girls i say hi

  8. For those of you who live out of town or who don't receive the Lance here is a link to the article.


    Very nice article and picture. You are always on my mind. Take care.

  9. Could your bird be a bunting or a juvenile blue jay? Thinking of you. :)