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Reflecting on the Life of Baby James – 5 Years Later

5 years after our darkest season…

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Reflecting on the Life of Baby James - 5 Years Later

I am sharing one of the GREATEST stories of my life. The greatness comes out of the suffering that we experienced 5 years ago when we learned that our son, James Michael Alsop, would pass away due to complications from down syndrome. 

If you have been around the KJ community for a while, you have probably heard me mention our sweet son that we lost in 2018.  

 

Our sweet boy taught us more about life, purpose, pain and trusting God more than anything else in this world. 

 

The way that I parent, the way I run my business, the wife I am to Michael, and overall the woman I am is completely different because of what God taught us through losing our son. Baby James’ life points us directly to God and how He can use the greatest suffering of losing a child to bring us closer to Him and the purpose He has for our life.

 

Now, I realize not everyone is going to want to listen to this. Not everyone is going to agree with this…. And honestly, not everyone will appreciate this. 

 

… But isn’t that what we do in business? We share who we are and we build a brand around our story and it attracts those that appreciate it and gain value from it. 

 

If you find it hard to connect to our story of loss and faith, then simply listen to this episode through the lens of “This is Katelyn being genuinely true to herself and her story within her brand and I can learn from that!”. 

 

The secret to a great brand is fully knowing yourself and then unabashedly sharing that with the world. This is an example of me doing that. I will always use my story and my experiences to help change other’s lives and that is something that every human has an opportunity to do. So let this podcast episode not only encourage you if you’re walking through pain but also challenge you to use your own story to impact others.

 

I hope you enjoy! Happy 5th Birthday to our Baby James!

 

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Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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