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

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USA BUYERS: this beautiful, finely-crafted book ships via USA Media Mail (not First Class), which allows for a smaller shipping cost (2-9 day delivery). The book is too heavy to ship via First Class Mail, but you may choose to upgrade to PRIORITY MAIL (1-3 day delivery) *** International orders ship via First Class Int'l Mail.

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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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Mary B.


Thrilled to own this book. As I said in a comment on Facebook, I love that I have so many of your images in one place and the lyrical language of the text is beautiful. Thank you!

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Front Royal , VA United States

Wonderful Book!

This was an amazing book! The illustrations and sweet message of hope is fantastic. Loss is not an easy subject, and this book handles it beautifully. The illustrations are simply gorgeous and bring life where there was such loss. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with loss or who has a friend who is dealing with loss.

Melanie K.
BETTENDORF, IA United States

Carry You With Me

Amazing product and amazing customer service!!

Kathryn B.
Bettendorf, IA United States

My son counts the hearts

We have miscarried 6 of 7 pregnancies. My son was our first and it's been hard for him to understand why Mommy's tummy grows but no babies come home. He adores this book and counts the hearts on every page. The book is so good in fact, I shared it with a friend who lost twins and she immediately ordered a copy too.