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.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Yesterday, the girls and I took off for the States with my mom to meet some friends. We all just hung out, shopping and swimming. It was a nice time especially considering all the rain. Is it ever going to stop and warm up?
Despite the cool weather and rain I was pleasantly surprised to find over a dozen tomatos growing on one of my plants and several flowers on the others. The other tomato plants were all grown from seed and spent several days in the our bedroom with Georgie soaking up the warmth from the windows back in April. I'm very excited to see them thriving. The garden has slowly come to life. Within the first week of filling it in with soil it looked like there was a whole lawn growing in there. It was of course, WEEDS!! I have spent hours if not days at this point pulling them all out and it finally looks like all of that time is paying off. The hydrangeas are finally blooming and the forget-me-nots are blooming again. The stargazers are teasing me at the moment as they are just taking their sweet little time opening up. While everything is very late this year the garden is finally looking as beautiful as I imagined that it could be. As for the birds and StanleyBugsJack, they are all still here although the bunny is avoiding the garden! : ) Thank goodness for the blood meal.
I will make a decision on a name for the fundraiser by the end of the weekend. If anybody has any more suggestions please feel free to let me know.