Losing a child is devastating and the scars last a lifetime for the grieving parents. The only consolation is that they would once again be reunited spiritually with their loved one. Having lost family members myself, I can just imagine what this loving mother Anna Bozman Thompson felt when she lost her son Lake. Lake passed away after his life-long struggle with leukemia and six months later, his grieving mother walked down the aisle to marry her longtime boyfriend Travis Thompson. With the pain still on the surface, Anna went through with the bond of matrimony, but the day was not the same without her Son Lake. Through the ceremony, Anna was vexed that she could not spend this long awaited moment with her son but decided to request her friend and Georgia-based photographer Brandy Angel for a small favor so that in spirit she felt Lake was with them and watching over the nuptials. The result of Brandy Angel’s work went viral and was shared over a thousand times on Facebook, because this is how this distressed mother decided to honor her son during her wedding. The image will bring tears to your eyes and this is what Anna herself had to say as she posted this lovable picture.
“So many emotions today as Lake has been gone for 6 months now. Somehow I have managed to continue going but there have been many days that I did not think I could. I have honestly been making it minute to minute as grief is a huge roller coaster. My 2 little ones have been a huge motivation but my main source of motivation is the promise that through Christ I WILL see my son again and live an eternal life. I cling to this every day. Although my family will never be complete here on Earth, we will be in Heaven. I do know that ️Lake has been watching over us especially when we got married. He made sure that it would be a day that none of us would forget. Although I felt his presence that day and I was actually happy, it was almost unbearable to take family pictures without him. I could feel my emotions taking over after the ceremony when it was time to take pictures. I became anxious and almost irritated but I knew these pictures had to be taken. They turned out beautiful and thanks to my amazing photographer she was able to get some special edits done. I needed this picture more than she or anyone could ever know. THIS is my family. And we will be together again. Thank you to all of you for the support and love that you have showed our family these past 6 months. Your words of encouragement and your prayers have helped keep me going. I thank you for that. Please don’t ever stop saying Lake’s name. I love you sweet boy.”