Heartbroken mom photoshops dead son into wedding photo

By Samantha Luiz
09 November 2015

Months after the death of her 8-year-old son, Anna Thompson has come up with an unusual way to keep his memory alive.

The grieving mother, from Atlanta, was heartbroken when son Lake lost his battle to leukaemia, months before her October wedding to her long-time boyfriend.

"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," she wrote in a Facebook post.

'I needed this picture more than she or anyone could ever know'

Determined to honour Lake's memory, Anna had her wedding photographer Photoshop the little boy into her wedding photo.

"I needed this picture more than she or anyone could ever know. THIS is my family. And we will be together again."

Fulfilling Anna's wish, photographer Brandy Angel included Lake in the photo as a ghost-like image.

Anna, who's also mom to Trindon (5) and Cambree (2) is finding comfort in the edited image.

"I felt his presence there. So for me, it was the right thing to do."

Sources: usatoday.com, boredpanda.com,

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