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


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,