Monday, November 2, 2015

Mum's touching wedding photograph tribute to son who died of leukaemia just months earlier

A faint image of Lake Bozman was photoshopped in the Thompson's family wedding photo
Still with us: The hauntingly beautiful image of Lake with his family
A mother was left heartbroken when her young son died just months before her wedding day.
But Anna Bozman Thompson made sure son Lake was a part of her big day.
The youngster lost his battle with leukaemia in May, just weeks before his ninth birthday, the Daily News reported .
When Thompson tied the knot last month, she enlisted the help of friend andphotographer Brandy Angel to pay a special tribute to her little boy.
  • Angel created special edits of the couple's wedding pictures to include a faint vision of Lake, so he appears almost ghostlike happily posing with the family.
Brandy Angel PhotographyAnna Bozman Thompson kisses her other son
Family: Anna Bozman Thompson kisses her younger son
Thompson posted the beautiful image on a Facebook page dedicated to her son, 'Prayers for Lake Bozman '.
She wrote: "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."
Sharing the pain of marrying without her son there, she continued: "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 needed this picture more than [the photographer] or anyone could ever know. THIS is my family."
Brandy Angel PhotographyA spot of light followed the family in the wedding photos. Anna Bozman Thompson said it was her son Lake who passed away in May
Happy couple: Thompson tied the knot with her longterm partne
The picture, posted on Sunday, has been liked 6.7k times and shared more than 600 times.Angel met Thompson through the her not-for-profit organisation 'Be the Change - Brandy Angel Foundation' which takes photos of families with children who have incurable cancers.Thompson was very specific about how she wanted the photo, Angel told the Daily News, and she and photographer Paul Woodward made her dream come true.Incredibly, when Angel came to edit the pictures, there appeared a light in the field behind the couple that never changed shape or colour.
When Angel told Thompson about the strange light she said: "I told you my baby would show up", she told the Daily News.