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, November 9, 2009

Sunshine

October ended up being a long, dark and emotionally draining month. With the arrival of November and some much needed sunshine the clouds seem to be lifting a bit. Last week somebody asked me how I was doing and I replied the typical, "Good thanks." For a minute I was actually shocked to realize that I meant it. I felt really good at that moment.

We have stayed busy with the normal everyday routines and spending time with family and friends. This past weekend we took the girls to the zoo and we all had a blast. Calla absolutely loved watching the arctic foxes bounce around and Maya was fascinated by the camels lying down sleeping. That was probably the most animals we've ever seen up and around. I guess the fall weather is nice for them.

With the warm weather we were also able to get some yardwork done. I had given up on the garden back in October but we had a chance to 'put it to bed' over the weekend. We even found some more surprise carrots which Calla ate like candy!

With the uplift in mood I am hoping to get back to blogging a bit more. Friday of last week marked the date that Georgia has been dead longer than she was alive. Mike and I had approached the day with dread but surprisingly it meant very little to us. She continues to be alive as ever in our hearts and we will continue to honour her as we always have.




Love to you all,

Kristen

5 comments:

  1. Georgia is alive in so many of our hearts! You have kept her sweet, courageous spirit going and she will be teaching us all to be better people forever...for that I thank her, and you.

    Hope you get many more sunshine filled days!
    Love Em

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  2. Kristen I miss you...we need to set up a coffee or girls dinner night soon and I still have to call about the card making class - although with the holidays so close it might be better to wait till after the new year for the classes.
    Let's get in touch soon.
    xoxox
    Jo

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  3. I agree with Emma, Hopefully there is more sunshine in the future! Georgia has taught us all to love a little more and strive to be better people.

    Vanessa

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  4. Keep going Kristen! You have kept many of us going just by reading your blogs. You have come a long way these past months sharing your struggles and pain and i want you to know that we`re their right along side of you cheering you on with our love and upholding you with our prayers.
    Calla and Maya are lovely little girls and would brighten anyones days. They will put the sunshine in your life on the dark and grey days you go through. You and Mike are compassionate loving humanbeings and i consider it a priveledge to know you both. My love always
    Carol

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  5. Awe Kristen i didn't realize this about Friday. It still feels like she has been alive longer..honestly it really does! We love you.

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