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, July 13, 2010

Maya's Song

Healing after a loss can take a short while or it can take a whole lifetime. When I consider the loss of Georgia I know that healing for me will take a lifetime, but what about the girls? I often wonder how much they will remember about their baby sister. Will they feel her absence for the rest of their lives the way that I will? While I want them to always know about Georgia and honor her memory, I definitely hope that they will heal.

So the other day when I heard Maya singing I couldn't help but smile. Calla's friend had just arrived and was very interested in Aria. She had all kinds of questions that the girls were more than willing to answer. All of a sudden Maya broke into song, her arms open wide and twirled around the living room. Her song was about how Aria was her new baby sister and that she was going to stay with her forever. She sang about how she doesn't like doctors and hospitals and how Aria will stay at home with her. She sang about how Georgie got sick and died. And then at the very end, she sang about how she loved both Aria and Georgia.

If I had known that she would sing that song ahead of time I would have recorded it but instead I am writing about it and hoping that I never forget. My children are healing. In fact, my girls are truly amazing... all four of them!

Love to you all,



  1. Wow, I am writing through tears, that is incredible! Maya is healing, as I know Calla is too, and I know mostly because their amazing parents have allowed them to express themselves in their own way, talk about things when and how they wanted and didn't 'force' anything out of them. You do have 4 inspiring, wonderful girls and I know you feel so blessed by all of them, and I know they are so lucky and blessed to have you too! Love you guys, Em

  2. aww Kristen that is simply beautiful! Your girls have an amazing role model that they look to consistently for smiles, love, determination and healing...that role model is you!! maya singing in the living room will be etched in your heart forever!
    thanks so much for sharing. Hope that you are feeling well....let's get together soon!
    we are all just getting over a horrible cold...finally.
    be well...chat soon...
    Lisa :)