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 8, 2009


Firstly, allow me to apologize. My post entitled The Blog was not some kind of trick to find out who reads our blog. Thank you to those of you that did identify yourselves but that was not my intention. The beauty of the blog is that you can remain unseen and unheard until such time as you need to be recognized. For many people that may never happen. I myself, follow several blogs and rarely comment.

I don't have much to say tonight as I am not feeling well. My parents are returning tomorrow from an overseas trip. On their way back they have picked up the beautiful star quilt that my aunt made out of Georgie's clothes. I can't wait to wrap myself up in it. Hopefully, I'll be feeling better tomorrow and will post some pictures of it.

It continues to be cool and rainy. I was excited to see several of my lilies starting to grow but there is also a very cute and troublesome little bunny in my yard. Does anyone know any tips to deter bunnies without hurting them or fencing off the entire garden? That would kind of defeat the purpose of making a garden beautiful.

Love to you all,



  1. Hope you will soon be feeling better. I certainly did not feel, in any way ,pressure from you to have to let you know if i read it(blog) or not on a reg. basis. Don`t 2nd guess yourself i`m certain no one else would feel pressured either.

    Enjoy your quilt! certainly looking forward to seeng pics. of it. Your aunt is a very talented lady.
    Love Carol

  2. I think that same little bunny has been in our yard too! I assume a rabbit stew recipe would be too drastic!! I've been trying to sprinkle cayanne pepper around my plants. The only down fall is with all this rain, you have to keep sprinkling. So far, they haven't touched anything but only time will tell.

  3. If you put hair (human or pet) just under the soil it deters the rabbits (the scent).

  4. I can hardly wait to see the quilt. What a wonderful idea! As for the bunnies you can spray a little hot sauce diluted with water on the leaves and hopefully that will deter them.

  5. I can only imagine the feeling you will have when you wrap yourself up in that blanket...


  6. What a wonderful gift idea that blanket is!

  7. Blood meal (can be bought any where garden supplies are solf) also keeps the rabbits away. But you have to re-apply it after it rains.

  8. If you use Skoot on the plants it works wonders with keeping the rabbits away. You can find it at most greenhouses, and it lasts a long time! Safe for kids too! :)

  9. No need to apologize... I didn't take it that way at all.

    I totally can't wait to see the quilt. What a great idea!

    I've seen a rabbit in our yard too. It's small to medium size with dark brown hair mixed in with lighter colored hair. I wonder if it is the same one. I could feed it all the vegetables that my kids won't eat and then maybe it will stay away from your garden. :) I don't have a green thumb (hence no garden in our backyard!)

    Hope you feel better soon!


  10. Hope you are feeling better today and that the beautiful quilt of Georgia's clothes wraps you in her love and gives you the comfort you need when you use it. I can't wait to see pics of it, such a wonderful idea!
    As for the 'tricking', I don't think anyone took it that way at all...you truly don't need to second guess yourself, we all know you (even those who haven't met you have learned so much about you over this past few months on here) and we all know that anything you do is with good intentions and love and we would never take it any other way.
    Feel better, Love Em

  11. The quilt will be awesome! I still read, not every day anymore but I check it every few days. But I think of you all still every day, sometimes lots every day. Every time my baby grandaughter hangs her tongue out like Georgia did in her videos I think of Georgia. So many things remind me of all of you and Georgia. The pink blossoms on the trees. The garden. The birds. One day as my daughter carried her new baby, out of the blue she said, I know what Kristen means by she misses her weight. I understand that. We all think of you. I dont write anymore because although it was hard to express myself before, now I find it even harder. (Which I find surprising) But I read, hoping you will someday find a sense of peace. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are experiencing but also feel I need to try in case I am ever faced with a similar situation through my own family and maybe it will help me comfort and understand. So if you write, I will read. From Kate (of Kate and John)