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.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birthday Party

Well, two years ago we approached Calla's 5th birthday with a sense of foreboding, a feeling that as soon as the party was done our lives would take a turn for the worse...and of course that is exactly what happened. Yesterday however, we celebrated Calla's 7th birthday at Petland and it was a fun time for all involved.

Calla decided, on her own, that she would like to collect ten dollars (as suggested last year) and keep 5 while donating 5 to the Winnipeg Humaine Society. She is very happy and proud to be donating $80 to our local pet shelter. She is also excited about buying herself something but she hasn't quite figured out what that is yet.

Originally, she had wanted a dog this year and while we weren't totally on board we know that one is definitely in our future so we had some long discussions on responsibility etc. Calla is now thinking that she would like to wait one more year before taking on such a HUGE responsibility!! I have no idea how I ended up with such a level headed and rational little girl but she always surprises me. My brother and I were having a good laugh the other day because we fully acknowledge that we would never have thought twice about the responsibility. We just wanted a dog!! Calla is way more mature that we ever were!! LOL

Enjoy the pictures!

Calla checking out the Siamese cat.

Maya and Anna petting the bunny.

Baby Gecko and the bird

The cake.

Make a wish!!

Love to you all,



  1. Happy Birthday to Calla! It looks like a fantastic party for an even more wonderful little girl!!! I am with you, I never would have been mature enough to think of the responsibility having a dog takes, so proud of your "little" girl.
    We will hopefully chat with you later but have a great weekend!
    Love Em
    PS. LOVE the cake, great job!

  2. Happy Birthday Calla.

    You girls are growing up so fast. Loved seeing the photo`s of you at Petland, you looked as if you had a great time. Wish i had someone to make me a birthday cake like that. Soooooo cute !!!!

    Lots of love

    Gramma Carol

  3. Such adorable birthday party it was. Each and every detail is inspiring. I also have to host 10th birthday bash for my girl and she is just so happy for it. The party will be held at the outdoor event venue in LA and I am sure that I would be able to make her happy on her day.