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.

Monday, June 27, 2011

This is Our Maya

5 years ago today, at just after 6 a.m. Mike and I welcomed our second daughter into the world. My labor had gone so smoothly that Mike was encouraged to 'glove up' and 'catch her'. I remember how her hair was a dark auburn color and when I later placed her in the basinette she kept turning right up onto her side to stare at me. : )

At 5 Maya can of course write her name and recognizes most of her letters. She loves to play dress up and will often change her clothes several times a day. She notices if I wear different shoes, earrings, necklace etc. Too bad for her, her mommy is kind of boring and could wear the same things every day! She loves to have her nails painted and her hair curled. If I allowed it she'd be wearing make up every day. She is truly my little girl.

This past spring Maya took up soccer for the first time. She loves to play goalie and will chase after the ball but isn't a very aggressive player. At a few of the games she has stopped to chat with some of her friends on opposite teams. "What are you doing here?" One time she spent most of her shift trying to get her friend's attention to point out that they had matching shin guards and socks! LOL This is our Maya.

Maya is a very sweet little girl with a big heart. She often senses people's emotions before most adults. If somebody falls down on the soccer field she often stands there waiting for them to get up - even while the play is still going on. Maya is an amazing big sister. She watches over Aria like a true Mother Hen. She is my second set of eyes and I don't know what I would do without her. Maya is also a great little sister to Calla, always waiting for her to come home and play.

Maya had lots of friends and I think that it's because she is so kind hearted and excited about life. Yes, she still suffers from anxiety, sometimes at the most awkward moments, but her spirit continues to be bright and shiny. This is our Maya!


Ready for the party!

She wanted the enchanted castle cake. Sorry that it's sideways!


The Prairie Fairy came to her party this year. That's why she is wearing her fairy wings and skirt.


Here we are just hanging out after our dinner at Boston Pizza. Maya's choice, of course!!

Love to you all,


Kristen








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