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.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

2 Weeks

I have been slow to update lately. I have found myself a little bit busy. Aria arrived 2 weeks ago and we already have lots of pictures. As promised I have posted a few here and will continue to post them as she grows. There is also one picture of Maya with her friend Addy at their recital. Unfortunately, we don't have any of Calla at the moment because we forgot our camera that night. I'll check with friends.

While I have been trying to take it easy Aria has been all over the place in her first two weeks of life. She of course, made it to the concert hall two nights in a row to watch her sisters dance. They both did a fantastic job and can't wait to start dancing again in the fall. She has also been to Grandma and Grumpa's, friends', gymnastics and the park. Tomorrow she will be attending her first birthday party! : )

The girls are absolutely infatuated with their new baby sister. In doing so they have not forgotten about Georgia at all. Maya looked around the dinner table the other day and asked, "Mommy? So...when is Georgia going to come down from Heaven to meet Aria?" That lead to a discussion about the idea that Georgia has probably already met Aria and can see her all of the time. Poor Maya also seems to think that Aria will be leaving us some time soon. She has asked me more than once when she will be going to Heaven. While I find her question kind of sad I am amazed at the compassion and attention that she continues to lavish on Aria even while believing that she is going to die before her first birthday. Maybe she'll grown up to be a nurse. Who knows!

On another note Aria's name is pronounced 'ar' like in the word 'car'. I only mention it because many people have been asking. Who does she look like? Well, she looks like them all. She even sounds like the other three. Her hair color is light brown like Georgia's and I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be able to tell them apart at this age. We have some pictures where they look almost identical especially from the profile. Straight on however, she looks a little bit more like Maya.

Somebody is getting hungry...

Love to you all,


  1. Aria is so precious!
    Kristen, you are doing such an amazing job with all of your girls and I know that Maya, and Calla too, are adjusting as well as they are because of all you and Mike have taught them. I think it is incredible that Maya is still lavishing her attention and love on Aria even while thinking she won't be with you long...what a wonderful gift for her to watch Aria grow into a bright, happy little girl! Thinking of you always, sending hugs and love, Em

  2. Kristen love the pics - she is so cute!
    :) :) :)

  3. I LOVE these pictures!!!!!!

    I want to echo the first poster by saying I think that you are doing an amazingly beautiful job with your girls. It takes a really special type of person to raise a little girl who still loves her little sister while being afraid of losing her. I'm tearing up...it's just beautiful.

    Oh---don't worry about the stand--we were able to get the van, and I know you have had a TON on your plate. I can't say how much it means to me that you wanted to do it. See what I mean? You are an amazing person.

  4. She's beautiful! Thanks for sharing photos and I am happy to hear all is well with Aria and the family 2 weeks after her birth. You have been so busy! Lots of love to you all!

  5. Beautiful! Only a few more weeks of school - we will have to get together over the summer!!

  6. The concert was beautiful and I was so glad to be able to meet you in person!

    Children are just amazing perceptive and incredibly loving.

    Enjoy your newest baby!

  7. so so gorgeous Kristen! Thanks for posting the pictures...what a little darling!!
    Be well...