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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


All of my girls are different but I can't help but compare them. At the age Aria is now Georgie had already been admitted to hospital. She'd already had several colds and seemed to be getting weaker by the day. She had never been able to roll around, crawl or even hold her head up. She had never even tried to eat food. Aria, on the other hand does all of these things...well we're still working on the crawling but she gets around. She also tries to throw herself out of the bouncy chair and almost swung herself out of her carseat the other day (just in the kitchen). She can sit up but prefers to throw herself forward in an attempt to crawl - even if she is surrounded by toys and pillows. It's actually quite funny! I don't know that she'll ever sit still! : )

Sometimes I think that Georgie is there whispering in her ear. "Go for it!" I could swear that she encourages Aria to do all of the things that she never got to experience. Remember how Georgie loved her swing and especially her mobile...

Look at this picture!
It's actually hard to tell from the angle of the shot but that's Aria reaching out to touch her mobile. And yes, she grabs it quite regularly. : )

I may not be able to hear the whispers but Aria is always there showing me what she can do. She continually reminds me that each one of these new little skills aren't little at all. Aria is as headstrong and she is physically strong and while the toddler years frighten me a bit, I plan on savouring every moment - reminding myself that there may just be a driving force behind my little "mover and shaker".

Love to you all,