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, August 3, 2010

Six Years Old

Well, the blog has been sort of ignored the last few weeks. Calla just finished two weeks of daily swimming lessons that seemed to somehow eat up any time I had. It was worth it in the end however as she started out being scared to put her face in the water and ended up swimming like a fish! She now likes to try and sit on the bottom. : ) She has been showing off her skills at the local wading pool and the beach.

I have been thinking that six years old must be pretty tough. There are so many new skills to be learned and experiences to live. Since Calla turned six she has really started to read. She has also started to ride her bike and now she is actually swimming. Can you imagine if we all tried to seriously learn 3 new skills in half a year. Think about how accomplished we'd all be?!

Did I mention that she also started skating over the winter and is now doing basic math. She has also learned how to do a pretty good cartwheel! In another month she'll be off everyday from 8:30 until 3:30 at school (I am hoping to have her home for lunch). I find it amazing to watch how much Calla is learning every day.

On another note August is SMA awareness month. I tell people regularly all about Georgia and what SMA is. As we approach Georgia's birthday I am going to throw out a challenge to all of my Winnipeg friends and family but right now I am asking anybody who reads this to make a commitment to telling two people about SMA - two people that don't already know.

You could also wear an ivory ribbon. Why ivory? The color represents innocence and purity. If you wear one people will automatically ask what it stands for. I figure that if we all went at the task of raising awareness about SMA the way a six year old approaches life, before we knew it there would be no one left to tell.

Love to you all,

Kristen

1 comment:

  1. I know I have said it before but you never cease to amaze me! Your writing always speaks to my heart, as I am sure many others as well, and you have a way of taking something so simple and turning it into something incredible! I will absolutely wear an ivory ribbon, what a fantastic, simple idea to get people talking. I tell everyone I can about SMA, about Georgia and the other angels and children impacted that I have learned about and have touched my heart, and you are right, if we all approached spreading the word half as diligently as our children learning new things SMA would definitely in for a rude awakening...and ending!! Thanks Kristen, for being you, for doing all you do....so appreciated! :-) hugs, Em

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