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.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Maya's Book

Recently, a bored Maya took a few pieces of paper, folded them in half and announced that she was going to make a book.  She spent ages drawing pictures and writing but I had no idea what she was actually working on.  The next day she came up and proudly presented me with 'My Family Book - by Maya'.

Page 1 - This is me. (picture of herself in a yellow dress)

Page 2 - This is my sister Calla. (picture of Calla in a blue dress)

Page 3 - This is my sister Aria. (picture of Aria on the swings in a purple dress)

Page 4 - This is my mom and Cocoa. (picture of me in blue and green with Cocoa)

Page 5 - This is my dad. (for some reason Mike is drawn among the flowers)

Page 6 - This is my Angel. (baby Georgia with wings)

Page 7 - This is my family. (All of us including Georgia)

Maya's book is full of colors and details.  When I read it the first time I teared up because I realized that despite suffering from anxiety since Georgia's death she has a strong idea about family.  If you look at the book it appears brightly colored and detailed - a happy story.

Maya's teacher told me the other day that she has shown no signs of anxiety at school.  In fact, Maya is a social butterfly who loves to dance and sing.  She is still nervous about new situations and me leaving her but for the most part she is thriving.  The book that she made is my little treasure.  It reminds me that she is going to be okay.  That is the best gift that she could have ever given me. : )

Love to you all,

Kristen


3 comments:

  1. Love this, and it made me tear up just reading about it, nevermind seeing the book! Your girls will be more than fine, they are, and will be, great. You have all had a tough road but they have amazing models in you and Mike on how to let yourself feel, be real, and keep moving one day at a time. You have taught them that love and family transcends this Earth and have allowed them to feel and remember Georgia in whatever way is best for them-you have given them an amazing gift, and this just shows what an awesome job you are both doing as parents. We love you all, and are so lucky to know you and what an incredible family you are. Love and hugs, Em

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  2. I'll have to scan some of the pages and post them on here!

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  3. How wonderful!! What a precious keepsake.

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