Branches of my heart

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⁠Hidden in the woods⁠

In the most magical place⁠

A sacred tree stands tall and free.⁠

⁠Amongst its bark and moss and roots⁠,

you’ll find sweet memories that we hung for you.⁠

We stop there every chance we get. ⁠

Savouring your memory and the moment we met.⁠⁠

This tree is special for you and me,⁠

for the forest creatures and for all to see.⁠

Know that this is just one place⁠

where I dream of you and your sweet face. ⁠

Your every where and every day. ⁠

In my heart you’ll always stay.⁠

~ Alanna Knobben ⁠⁠

“It’s not okay” - An Interview with Dr. Terri Major Kincade

⁣⁣Racial disparity is prevalent in every aspect of society but especially in the area of perinatal care, maternal morbidity, and mortality.   As we come to the end of April, National Minority Health Month, I am very excited to bring you an interview with Dr.Terri.

In this interview we get a glimpse into what has inspired Dr.Terri’s career as Attending Neonatologist, CEO, Dr. Terri MD. We discuss what she has witnessed with the families in her care and begin to outline the repetitive disparities in African American perinatal loss support. ⁣

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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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