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.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Maya!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! Maya turned 3 years old today. We had planned on having a fun outdoor party, but because it hasn't stopped raining since yesterday afternoon the kids had a fun indoor party. For me that meant ushering 16 kids down into the basement where they seemed to have a blast! The rain did let up for a little while, just long enough for Mike to barbecue a whole bunch of hot dogs and hamburgers. I wonder if a little angel might have had something to do with that. Maybe she was feeling bad for daddy having to barbecue in the down pour.

Maya chose a Dora cake this year and a My Little Pony pinata. Uncle Kevin and Auntie Melissa showed up just before the party to present her with their gift, a special costume. She wore her Snow White outfit through the whole party except for lunch where she stripped down into her undies so as not to dirty the costume. : ) Thank you to everyone that came. We all had a great time. She is now settled down to watch a movie in her Minnie Mouse swimsuit. She does love to change clothes!

To honour Georgie, we have a few balloons. The girls are excited to release the pink one as soon as it stops raining so that she will have a special birthday balloon. She would have loved all of the kids today and would have taken in all of the chaos with a calm grin. One of my friends recently commented that with all of the balloons being sent up to Georgie, she could have her own ballon pit by now. The vision of Georgia bouncing around in a bunch of balloons always makes me smile.

Love to you all,



  1. Happy Birthday Maya!

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  2. That is a lot of kids! Sounds like it was a fun birthday party though :)

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYA! We wish we could have been there to share in the fun, and cake too of course!!

    Love your new princess dress. When we have a visit I know Tori would LOVE to play dress up with you-her most favorite thing to do!

    Love Em

  4. happy birthday Maya, you look beautiful in your dress.

    Love Madge and Paul

  5. Happy Birthday Maya, you looked lovely in your new dress... I'm sure Georgia loved her balloon too...

    Auntie ML

  6. Auntie Carol and GordonJuly 2, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Happy Birthday, Maya! Sorry I am late but we were thinking of you lately. Love your new dress from Auntie and Uncle.

    Love and best wishes, Maya!
    Auntie Carol and Gordon