Carry You With Me - Illustrated Story Book Journey of Love, Loss & Hope

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Choose frame-able art prints from the book, 10% of the sale of Carry You With Me prints from Katie’s shop will benefit Baby Steps Foundation in Washington State, USA. 


Composed by Alanna Knobben, Carry You With Me is a heartfelt story of a mother’s love and the loss of her sweet child… followed by healing and hope. Whimsical illustrations by Katie m. Berggren bring to life a deeply personal journey captured in rhyme.

After the loss of the family's second son, Marshall James Knobben, Alanna Knobben turned to paper and pen to begin the grieving and healing process. Letters to her son soon evolved into the beginnings of Carry You With Me.

This book is written from a mother's perspective of love, loss, pain and isolation that with time and great care transitioned through to healing, hope and endless love. The loss of every great life impacts not only parents and siblings, but extended family, friends, co-workers and communities. Each with a story to tell.

We hope that this book brings us together to support one another and invites the conversation to begin outside the book.

Carry You With Me is a heartfelt story of a Mother’s love, loss, healing and hope. Whimsical illustrations are brought to life with deeply rooted words and symbols. We remember together the great loves we have lost and cherish all the ways we carry them with us forever.


“I can only say that it was the most enjoyable project I have ever worked on and the way Katie brings ideas and emotion to life with a paintbrush and color makes my heart smile and my spirit shine.” ~ Alanna Knobben

“Creating the paintings for each page of Carry You With Me, following along with the beautiful poetic text, and the whole process of working with Alanna… felt blessed and touched by a magical force. Each step we took together felt perfect and every detail came together as if orchestrated by a kind Universe.” ~ Katie m. Berggren

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. Find these special items here:

The Carry You With Me Community on Facebook 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. Find the Carry You With Me community here.

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maggie m.
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Great gift

This made wonderful gifts!

Julie R.

Absolutely beautiful book. I will read at...

Absolutely beautiful book. I will read at my baby's gravesite on Mother's Day and his 2nd birthday in June.

Kristal S.

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Sarah B.

Kim was amazing from start to finish. The...

Kim was amazing from start to finish. The package came a day earlier than expected which happened to be my birthday, and it is just as beautiful in person as it looks online. There was a special handwritten note that was included and it touched my heart. I have not been able to get all the way through the book yet, the emotions hit me pretty hard, but so far it is such a beautiful tribute to my Angel daughter Scarlett ❤️ Without a doubt, I can say that this is Kim's calling, and she is an Angel on earth!

Katie F.

The most beautiful gift, in words and art.

The most beautiful gift, in words and art.