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, September 21, 2009

The Littlest Big Girl

Not so long ago my mom, also known as Grandma had two girls. They were originally referred to as her little girl and her baby girl. That was until the baby didn't want to be called a baby anymore and the little girl insisted on on being called a big girl. This worked out okay for Grandma because she was blessed with yet another girl that she referred to as her baby girl. Somewhere along the way however the little girl no longer wanted to be referred to as being little and Grandma had to improvise. The little girl is now called the littlest big girl.

Today the littlest big girl started her first day at pre-school. She proved that indeed she was a big girl as she ran off to the painting centre and waved good-bye to mommy without a second thought. It was mommy who shed the tears out in the parking lot. The littlest big girl was off to school and the baby girl had disappeared 5 months ago. Mommy was left alone. And, while mommy was so proud of the littlest big girl and so happy that she was able to run and to learn with her friends she couldn't help but wonder why she was left alone...

So proud of you Maya! Your smile always melts my heart!
Love to you all,


  1. I am not surprised in the least that Maya took off and had tons of fun, way to go Maya!! (and I agree, her smile is contagious!)

    Kristen, I can't even imagine how these days are....and I wish there was something, anything, that we could do to make them easier. Thinking of you today and always, Love Em

  2. Kristen
    Still thinking of you always and sending you a big hug. Congrats to Maya and Calla for doing such a great job at school.