“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
— Anais Nin
My heart is full of joy and excitement today as I introduce Carry You With Me. The culmination of years of dreams, intentions, healing, and creation. Over 7 years ago we lost our precious son, Marshall James Knobben, at two weeks old. It is a time we will never forget and one that has left a lasting impact on every life he touched in his short time here on earth.
Along the way, a story was born as I turned to paper to release some of the pain and find my new path in life. A story of love, loss, healing and hope began to form. A deeply personal journey captured in rhyme that evolved over the years as I would take it out when I missed him most and whittle away at it. It seemed to rise up inside of me every Fall when my body, mind and heart would start to feel the pain of his absence greatest. I would dust it off and pick up right where I had left off. Refining every last word and detail. It would bring me comfort in remembering him and all the ways I carry him with me. It also brought sadness and a sense overwhelming guilt and disappointment. I wanted so desperately to share it with the world and help others; but fear was holding me back. Fear of time, fear of judgement, fear of being vulnerable, fear of change and fear of the unknown.
Eight months ago, I made the decision to finally share my story with the world. Push fear aside and lead from the heart. A desire to share and a dream to discover meaningful stories from so many others as this grows. From that moment, the tight bud I had built a comfortable life in burst open into full blossom. There was no putting the lid back on what had been released. Carry You With Me instantly grew beyond the book that I love so deeply, to a business, a brand and a newly launched Community from the heart. A safe place for sharing and learning around pregnancy, infant and child loss. The most special little book combined with a collection of meaningful momentos for those who need it most. Please share this post if you know someone it may help or who may be looking to join the conversation.
The Carry You With Me Community is focused on building a global network of love, support, remembrance and healing for those navigating life after pregnancy, infant and child loss. A group where individuals can come together in a safe place, across distances and time, to share, learn and heal together.
The Carry You With Me Collection of mementos are created with love; to provide parents, families, and friends around the globe meaningful, tangible mementos to remember our loved ones and carry them with us.
Let the sharing begin. You never know where it might lead...