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.

Monday, June 29, 2009


Tonight as I was rubbing Maya's back and talking about all of her favorite things, she started talking about the two cakes that she had at her two birthday parties. I thought that she was referring to the cake and cupcakes seperately but was unsure as to the two parties. I have actually heard her referring to two parties over the last couple of days but haven't paid much attention because she is a HUGE story teller. Sometimes at supper time she'll stand on her chair, open her arms up wide (like she's gathering her audience) and proceed to tell some of the most outrageous tales. They usually involve at least one family member, possibly an animal, usually a fairy and some kind of magic. Sometimes they make sense but a lot of time she loses track of what she is saying and ends up telling two or three tales at a time. She did only just turn 3! : )

Tonight however, I asked her about her two parties. She proceeded to tell me about the one that she had had on Saturday and then went on in clear detail about the one that she had had with Georgie. I asked her if this had happened in her dream and she said yes. She seemed to be telling me that she had had the same dream more than once. What was odd about the whole story was that she was consistent with the details over and over. It was just Georgie, Calla and her. Mike and I weren't there which seemed to confuse her a bit. She couldn't tell me why I wasn't there. She kept saying that maybe I had gone out to the store. Even when Calla questioned her she stayed consistent.

Calla too has talked about dreams that she has had with Georgie. She always seems intent on telling me about how happy Georgia is in Heaven. Calla just loves to play with Georgie in her dreams and tells me that sometimes Maya is there too. Whenever she tells me about her dreams she is so happy that she is literally glowing. Calla always talks about how Georgia is still a baby and can't talk but they play together and Georgia smiles and laughs all the time.

"Hope is the dream of a soul awake." French Proverb

Sadly, I have had no dreams about my baby girl despite the fact that I am waiting. My soul must still be a little sleepy!

Love to you all,



  1. Great story Kristen. Your girls are just to cute. How wonderful that they help keep Georgia's spirit alive by telling those stories. Your time will come that you get to have a wonderful dream of your baby girl. I am waiting to dream to....of my girl walking and saying 'I love you mommy'....someday!!

    Whenever your free some evening we will have to hang out by the fire.(if it ever stops raining) Guess we could always get together indoors too.....take care.


  2. That is so beautiful and special. I think little ones are just so much closer to God than we are and they can just truly experience him in a way adults seem to lose as we age. It's so wonderful that your girls share with you and you talk about Georgia together. I hope your dream happens very soon!

  3. wow what a great story. Children really are amazing.

  4. I love this story! Your dreams of Georgia will come too, Kristen, just as Calla and Maya dream of Georgia, you will too. I still dream about my father, your Grandfather, who passed away in 1961. Not as often as I did in my younger years, sometimes, MOM (Gramma Caroline) is there and sometimes not. But one thing is consistant in my dreams... Time is standing still! By that I mean that the dream is always in the era of Dad's passing...we are still young, and carefree, which we were when he passed away... What do they mean? Who knows for sure... Just that their spirits are all around us. Sometimes we see them, in the beauty around us, and sometimes we dream them in our sleep... You are seeing them now and someday you WILL be dreaming them..

    Love to all
    Auntie ML

  5. That is so special that she is having those dreams.