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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Home!

We arrived home last night around 6:30 and guess what had finally showed up.

That's right! The stargazers have finally decided to make an appearance. While my garden was way too mucky to really spend any time in it, I also spotted some cucumbers as big as they are at the grocery store! I think that I may actually have a real garden!



In the 26 hours that I have been home I have managed to do a few things besides laundry and unpacking. I contacted one place and they have offered to donate the bouncer and a cotton candy machine. I'll let you all know once it has all been confirmed. Thank you Jaime! I have also contacted a t-shirt place that wants to help me. I have been thinking that I will have t-shirts made up that say "Georgia's Journey of Hope" and have her foot prints transferred onto them. I am considering selling them for $15.00 for kids and $20.00 for adults. That would mean that approximately $7-$11 from each t-shirt would be donated to Unite for a Cure. At this point I am just wondering if anyone would actually be interested. I'm not asking you to commit to buying anything, only trying to estimate how many to order. If you are interested please let me know.

Today the girls and I spent the afternoon and evening soaking up the sunshine. Before signing off I thought that I would share some pictures from our holiday. Thanks again to our family and friends who put us up, had us for meals or just hung out with us. We had a blast! And Carol, the girls have been carrying their Cabbage Patch Dolls everywhere!


























Love to you all,



Kristen

8 comments:

  1. I love the t-shirt idea. I'd definitely buy one!

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  2. Glad you all arrived safely home. Loved seeing you all.I think the t- shirts would be great.Your girls are so sweet,and boy, the pic. of the lily is beautiful.

    Love carol

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  3. Kristen sounds like you guys had a great time! Great pics. I would definately get a shirt.
    PS- got my Norwex already!
    xoxo
    Jo

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  4. I would so buy a shirt and am sure Kevin would too. I think it's a great idea.
    Glad you guys are home. We missed you all (especially the girls :)
    See you at your parents tonight.
    Melissa

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  5. We loved having/seeing you all, you are welcome anytime! The girls had a great time too! Tori keeps talking about Calla and Maya and Bruce and I loved being able to visit with you and Mike.

    I think the t-shirts are a great idea, and the fundraiser is going to be incredible!

    Thanks for sharing more pics, especially the beautiful lily there to greet you when you arrived home.
    Thinking of you all, Love Em

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  6. Dear Kristen,

    I am Candace's mom. I met you when you and the girls were at Candace's for a visit. It was a pleasure meeting you and the girls. I have been reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your happy and sad times with everyone, and all the wonderful pictures. I love children and I wish I had met your beautiful Georgia. I think that the t-shirts are a great idea. Count us in for 2 of them.

    Sharon L

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  7. T-Shits are an awesome idea! Sign me up for 4 (hopefully) they make XXL for Mark. The pictures were wonderful!

    Vanessa

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  8. Absolutely would buy t-shirts!
    Nat

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