No parent can ever imagine the shattering feeling of losing a child. Unfortunately, for some people that feeling is a reality, and it’s the reality of a woman named Amanda from Louisiana.
She tragically lost her daughter Azalee to an aggressive form of cancer two years ago, sadly before she met the love of her life, Chip.
She and Chip decided to get married, but Amanda was faced with the awful actuality that her daughter wouldn’t be able to share the experience with her. Then something incredible happened.
Photographer Ashley Frantz was asked to try and include Azalee in her big day, and was able to edit a photo so that Azalee could truly be there with her. It’s honestly one of the most beautiful things we’ve ever seen.
It gained over 100,000 likes, shares and comments within a few days and it’s so powerful, we can absolutely see why.
It’s a truly wonderful gift that Ashley was able to give Amanda, and we’re so happy she shared it with us too.
The full caption reads:
Finally get to share one of the most beautiful and difficult pictures I’ve ever been asked to do. This is my wonderful friend Amanda during her bridals. She wanted so badly for her precious Azalee to be there with us.
Azalee’s battle with childhood cancer ended 2 years ago…she went to heaven before her mommy met the most wonderful man named Chip. Heartbroken that her girl wouldn’t be here to experience this new journey with her,Amanda asked me to please incorporate Azalee into the pics somehow.
This is what I came up with and I couldn’t be more pleased. It was such an honor to be able to do this for her and I’m so thankful God has given me a talent that I can use to make broken hearts just a tad less broken. Azalee Mae Carroll Crowe 6.10.2007 -11.17.2013
Rest in peace Azalee.