Reflections on the first year of Carry You With Me

It has been an incredible first year for Carry You With Me. I have created a reflection on some of the special moments and evolution over the past 12 months. Not a surprise, I have a lot to share. My apologies for the length but there is so much I wish to say to you and to thank you for. I invite you to grab a warm drink, have a seat and spend the next 5 minutes having a peak at what we have accomplished together.

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An Oma’s perspective on bringing light and compassion into the world.

This article was written by my beautiful, loving and kind mother for the Tiny Footprints Gala this year. It brought tears to my eyes from the opening line and I am so proud of her for sharing her intimate perspective on this journey. The loss of a child has far reaching impacts and shapes the lives of ourselves and those around us. Sharing different perspectives acknowledges the truth and deep roots of loss. Empathy for ourselves and for those who ache, grieve, grow and remember with us.

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What is my answer today?

We have all been here and continue to be.  The most innocent and well intended question that sends my mind in a frenzy and my heart sinking into the pit of my stomach.  I keep thinking that the more time that passes the easier this question will get, but it doesn’t seem to. 

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Avery's Legacy - A letter of love, wisdom and hope for a grieving audience

Cathy Decker shares her intimate and moving words recently presented at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Annual Memorial Celebration.

“I found it impossible to find the right words to describe to my friends and family how I was feeling. Words do not exist to describe how a parent feels when their child dies...

My only option is to parent her in a new way, keep her memory alive, and do things to make me feel close to her. 

When I think of the person Avery was, the words “loving” and “kind” come to mind first. I want to create a legacy for Avery. I want to honor her by spreading love and kindness in her memory”

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