A blog about family life and remembering our sweet Georgia, who died of SMA.
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, June 7, 2009
Today we went over to my friend Kim's place, more specifically Kim, Patrick, Jesse and Noah's place. They have a rather large lot that they are in the process of landscaping. Being the ever creative and thoughtful individuals that Kim and Patrick are they decided to plant one beautiful tree for each of the families that they hold close to their hearts. Each child also got to paint a large rock and place their name on it. The rocks will be placed at the base of their family tree. As any new children arrive as they inevitably do, there will be more rocks to paint. Our family tree is a beautiful pink flowering crabapple. I picked this one for obvious reasons but also because it is the one that stands next to Georgia's memorial tree, again Kim and Patrick's idea. Georgia's tree is a beautiful ivory silk lilac. It stands next to the beautiful angel bench that Kim had made. When Lacoste's Garden Centre heard about Kim and Patrick's amazing plans they donated the tree. Thank you!
This afternoon was spent planting trees, painting rocks and catching up with friends. The kids all had a blast running around and jumping in the bouncer. (here's a link to bouncy castle video) Thanks for setting it up Patrick! Kim and Patrick have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to make this afternoon happen. We will always remember today and we look forward to making many more memories in their beautiful backyard. Thank you Kim and Patrick.
For those of you wondering, yes Kim is also the person responsible for collecting toys and money for The Children's Hospital. Our friends are often angels in disguise!