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, May 8, 2011

Lucky Daughter

I have an amazing mom. She is generous beyond words, ready to drop whatever she is doing to go out and help another individual. She canvasses for diabetes and cancer. She volunteers through her church and other organizations. She loves to feed people. She has us over for dinner twice a week. I'm pretty sure that she doesn't enjoy cooking so much as she just enjoys her family. She also pops in a couple times a week just to say 'hi', drop something off or give me a 'break.' She bakes the most delicious cinnamon buns ever! She gives the best hugs ever! She is compassionate and warm always wanting to help.

My mom has more energy than most people I have ever met. Several years ago she thought that she would take up running and within a couple of months she ran a half marathon. Keep in mind that she was already at least 50 by then. : ) She still runs for fun but she also swims, does zumba and weights. She was taking yoga but gave that up this session because she was a little bit busy. LOL

When I was little my mom stayed home to raise us and took in some of the neighborhood kids to help make ends meet. Living on one income means having to make sacrifices. When I look back, I had no idea that we didn't have a lot of money. Our house was full of joy and love and sibling rivalry. : ) We had home cooked meals almost all of the time and always sat down at the table as a family.

When my brother and I were both in school full time my mom went back to school herself and earned a college degree. I can't imagine how exhausting that must have been. She was still cooking all of those meals and baking those cinnamon buns. I also don't think that I'd have the courage to go back to school at this stage in my life but I admire my mother for showing me that it can be done.

I'm pretty sure that the most important thing that my mom has taught me besides making my family a priority is to just be myself. I am so lucky to have such a good mother. These lyrics often remind me of my mom.

......
I've got a good mother,
and her voice is what keeps me here.

Feet on ground,
Heart in hand,
Facing forward,
Be yourself. Jan Arden

Happy Mother's Day Mom! You're the best!!

Love Kristen

1 comment:

  1. Hey wait!!! I think you're talking about my mom! LOL!!! I have very similar feelings about my mom. How did our parents do it and do it so well??!!!
    Lorna

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