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, May 5, 2011

Reflection

I know that it has been a while since I last posted. We are all well. We escaped own to the States for Georgia's angel date without too much trouble. The main highway had been opened on the way home and it was like driving through a lake. There was water as far as we could see on both sides of the road. Because of the floodway, Winnipeg has been spared from a disaster but the communities up north are now under siege.

April has become my quiet month, my Georgie month. I gave myself permission this year to just be. This meant doing a little bit less than usual but it also gave me time to reflect and find calm. Along the way I was interviewed for the Children's Hospital Radiothon airing today, as well as for a piece in the Children's Hospital Annual Report. I had several messages on Saturday from people telling me that they were greeted in the morning by Georgie's beautiful face. The fact that so many of you are quick to recognize her is an amazing feeling. It reminds me that I must be doing something right. My daughter is not forgotten.

May arrived with a dumping of snow but we were also able to attend a memorial at the hospital in memory of all of the young lives lost. We didn't make it last year but were so grateful that Georgie was included again this year. We had a chance to meet some other families and the girls came home with a bunch of flowers and balloons.

Now that we are well into May my quiet month is over. It is time to move forward. May is a big month in our family this year. Aria will be turning 1 on the 22nd. Mike and I are thrilled to be celebrating such a milestone with our little girl. A party is being planned. : )

Love to you all,

Kristen

2 comments:

  1. Hugs. I am glad that you had a peaceful month...it sounds like it was healing too.

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  2. I am glad you realized you needed a quiet time of reflection and you took it. Georgia was in our thoughts, prayers and hearts each and every day, as always and so were you and your fam. We sent Georgie some balloons last weekend after a bday party we were at and Tori always asks about her....she has touched so many, and so you has your whole family, Georgia will never, ever be forgotten! Love and hugs, Em

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