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, September 28, 2010

Crunch Time!

One week tomorrow and our Georgie would have been two years old...hard to believe. I have been pretty preoccupied lately getting everything ready for this year's Georgia's Journey of Hope. I just realized that I haven't even posted pictures of the girls' first days of school yet. We have been collecting prizes, selling tickets, dropping off letters and flyers and even doing an interview. : ) If you don't check in with facebook, there should be a piece about our event this Friday on Global here in Winnipeg. It will also be available online for anyone out of town that is interested. We want to give a huge shout out to Craig Larkins who took the time to actually do a story about Georgia, SMA and raising awareness.

The prizes have been steadily rolling in and everything seems to be falling into place. Mike and I went back to the venue today just to check everything out. It is much bigger than last year and there are actually 3 different rooms which should cut down on the noise. Anybody who would like to come but hasn't purchased tickets is welcome to just pay at the door (same price). I have been continually checking things off of my list but it just seems to keep getting longer! I am hoping that we will have it all done by Friday night as Saturday we are going to have family pictures done in the park with our friend Tanya Lynn and then I am hoping to relax - just a little.

The girls have settled into their fall routines nicely. I am thrilled to say that Maya is loving school and excited about going. Calla is also enjoying school but is often exhausted by the end of the day - Grade 1 is tough that way. Both of the girls are dancing and swimming again. I'm pretty sure that Calla actually goes to socialize with her friends and Maya goes just to show off her dance attire! : )

Aria is growing like crazy! She is now over 15 pounds. With her big blue eyes, sweet smile and round chubby face, she has us all ready to do her bidding. She has even decided that the only place that she would like to sleep during the day is Daddy's arms. Mike has been obliging so far but I have been trying to lay her down sometimes because Mike will be back to work in a couple of weeks and my arms aren't as strong as his!

While I admit that I find this time of year really hard, I am also continually moved by the number of compassionate people we find ourselves surrounded by. I'd love to start naming them off but it would take me all night and I still have lots of stuff to do. : ) To all of you that continue to support us, help us, make us laugh, watch our kids, drive our kids, hang out with us, send us messages, share our story and just plain love us - thank you!

Love to you all,

Kristen

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