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.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Superslide

Yesterday we went to Tinkertown with our friends the Robinsons. For those of you who don't know Tinkertown it is a kids' amusement park on the outskirts of Winnipeg. The girls absolutely love it there. They ran from ride to ride with their friends Hannah and Eva with little Ethan close behind. I had the opportunity to experience two rides. Being the sucker that I am, and having a rather strong stomach I ended up on those crazy spinning apples with all 5 kids. Poor Ethan didn't really like it. I actually didn't mind it.

Immediately after the apples the kids decided that they wanted to go down the Superslide. You know that giant yellow slide where you have to sit on potato sacks. Being scared of heights I was hoping that my husband would take the lead on this one but Maya insisted that it be mommy. So I followed the girls up and placed Maya on my lap and then it happened... For those brief few moments that I was sliding with my giggling daughter I was free! There was absolutely no grief, only a child and her mommy experiencing the joy of flying down a giant slide. I can't actually describe the sensation. I have only ever experienced it a few times in my life. It was amazing!

After Tinkertown, we all went for a late supper at BPs. The meal was quite chaotic being that we had 5 tired and hungry kids, and yet so much fun. Ethan decided that he loved the spinach and artichoke dip and when I didn't get him more dip fast enough he launched a chip at me. Great shot Ethan! The server seemed unfazed by the craziness of our party. Eventually everyone was fed and ready to leave.

To say that I didn't miss Georgia and think about her countless times throughout the day would be a lie and yet I knew that she approved of our fun. I have no doubt that she smiled as mommy went down that slide.

Love to you all,

Kristen

5 comments:

  1. What a fun day! The recap certainly made me smile, and I agree, Georgia would have been smiling watching it all unfold!
    Love Em

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  2. Way to go Kristen! So happy to hear that you had such a wonderful day with your family and friends! that is awesome! It is so wonderful that you were able to experience that feeling once again. Let's hope that that is only the beginning of many more experiences like that!
    Be well!
    Lisa P:)

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  3. It's so good to hear that, Kristen. I love that you can allow yourself to have fun with your 2 spunky daughters here on earth, and know that in your heart, Georgia would approve!

    Take good care.

    ~Laurie

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  4. What a wonderful day!! So healing and so much fun. We`re so happy to know that you relaxed and enjoyed your day. Just what Georgia ordered!


    Take care

    Carol

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  5. So glad you were able to have a fun day and enjoy your oldest girls!

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