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.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ready

Tomorrow we will be celebrating Aria's first birthday. It's actually on Sunday but we decided to start the partying one day early. I have been getting organized all week as we are expecting quite a few people. We were hoping to be barbecuing in the backyard but the forecast is calling for rain. Nobody around here seems surprised. It's kind of become the expectation for May long weekend. It was cloudy and raining last year when I went into labor too. Hard to believe it's been a year.

Aria is on the verge of walking. She can stand up and keep her balance almost anywhere and will take a step or two. She realizes that she gets around faster by crawling so that is still her preferred mode of transportation. When she is outside however she bear walks. I don't think that she likes the feeling of the grass and the concrete on her knees! Can't say that I blame her.

Aria has a few words including, mum, dada, hi, bye and bread. Yes, 'bread'. She is her father's daughter after all. : )

So I am ready to celebrate my daughter's first birthday. It was a day that I never thought I'd celebrate again. I had hoped Georgia would make it until her first birthday but that of course, didn't happen. I truly believe that Georgie had a hand in sending Aria here to us. She is so much like Georgia and yet so different. While I grieve all of the missed milestones with Georgia, I am so excited to mark this one with Aria.

We will release some balloons for Georgie but I have no doubt that she will be here celebrating with us. I am ready!!

Love to you all,

Kristen


3 comments:

  1. She will be there, proud as can be of her little sister. Happy birthday, sweet Aria!!

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  2. I wish we were there, but we will be sending balloons as well! I have no doubt Georgia sent you your sweet angel Aria and I am sure that is why she is so mischievious-she is doing it for both of them with lots of encouragement from Miss.Georgia! Have a wonderful day celebrating and know our thoughts, love and hearts are with you!

    Happy 1st Birthday Aria, we love you!!
    (We will try to give you a call b/w Tori's kids party and family one tomorrow afternoon) Love and hugs, Em

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  3. Happy 1st Birthday Aria :o) A day to celebrate indeed!

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