Sierra Sharry and her late husband Lane found out they were having a baby in early 2014. In early July, when Sierra was 8 months pregnant, she got a call from a friend with bad news: Lane had fallen on his head and had been taken to a hospital in Oklahoma City to be checked out.
After arriving at the hospital, Sierra was told horrible news: there was no hope Lane would survive due to the severity of the injury to his head. He passed away on July 13th, 2014.
“[It] was the absolute worst day of my life,” Sierra writes. “I lost my best friend. The father of my unborn child. And since that day I have felt so empty inside. A part of me will forever be missing. I loved that man more than life itself.”
After posting the image, Kayli has received a veritable onslaught of messages from people interested in similar projects, as well as general well-wishers. There’s a fund set up to support Sierra and Taos, too. As for the picture, here’s what Sierra herself had to say: “Thanks to Kayli I now have a picture of my little family. It brought me to tears as I know it will many if y’all. This is how I picture us. Taos and I living our lives the best we can with Lane ALWAYS watching over our shoulder.”
Family Portrait with ‘Ghost Dad’: