(NEWSER) – Six months ago, Anna Bozman Thompson lost her almost 9-year-old son, Lake, to leukemia. During his years-long health struggle, she and her boyfriend, Travis Thompson, put their wedding plans on hold. But in October, the Georgia couple finally tied the knot, partially because Lake always wanted them to, Fox 5 Atlanta reports.

"The thing I dreaded most was taking the pictures," Thompson tells the station. "I was sad because he wasn't going to be in the pictures and it's like you feel guilty taking photos without him." The wedding photographer, a friend of Thompson's, knew how the grieving mother felt and was able to edit one of the family photos so that Lake's haunting image is included alongside his two living siblings. It went viral after Thompson posted it on Facebook Sunday.

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