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, June 5, 2011

Dancing Queens

It's been almost a couple of weeks, but on the 24th Calla and Maya both danced in their year end recital. Maya was a monkey and Calla danced to the music of Kung Fu Panda. Both of their routines were super cute and it's so fun to watch how much they have learned. Calla is practically a veteran dancing at the concert hall but this was only Maya's second time. Mike and I both had tears in our eyes when we talked about Maya's performance later that night.

We both think that it takes a lot of courage to get up in front of hundreds of people and perform and we're never sure how Maya will react. This year however, Maya was a performer! We caught another glimpse of that toddler we had so long ago. She was confident. She was smiling. She was having a blast! There was no sign of our shy and anxious little girl.

After the show when we went back to congratulate the girls Maya immediately cast her eyes down and started to whine. She can't handle compliments. Calla received her congrats with a big smile and several thank yous. I wish that we had recorded the performances but it remains ingrained forever in my mind. Maya continues to give us glimpses of who she will become and we continue to hope that she will thrive alongside her sisters. She loves to dance and it seems to bring out the best in both of our girls. For that we are grateful. : )

There was also a very pleasant and humbling surprise. Two of the hip hop classes taught by Miss Carmelle raised money through their 'Just Believe' t-shirts in memory of Georgia. Our family recieved a cheque for FSMAC for $215.00 and we had no idea that it was happening! Wow!! If you'd like more information about the Just Believe World organization please click here. According to their website 'just believe is optimism. just believe is hope. just believe is ambition. just believe is change. just believe is love...' We are so thankful to all of the dancers and teachers involved.

Love to you all,