Losing someone who is important to you is never easy. It takes a lot of time to let yourself heal and move on with your life. Having the people that are most important to you close by is crucial for the healing process.
Sometimes when we go through difficult situations we always look for signs to give us that touch of hope that things are going to be okay. Whether those signs are just in your imagination or not doesn’t matter. They help us big time.
On April 25th, two women and a baby were killed in a car crash. Hannah Simmon, 23, her nine-month-old daughter A’lannah, and a family friend, Lauren Buteau. It happened in Gainesville, Georgia when Simmons lost control of her car and hit a truck.
According to people.com, the crash caused a serious traffic jam and driver Anisa Gannon found herself stuck while on her way to work.
As proof to her boss that she was late for a good reason, she decided to snap a picture of the scene.
Anisa had no clue that her photo was about to help out big time. Her aunt, Tara, noticed something really remarkable about the photo she took
The image shows a beam of light shining from the sky and, right above the accident. As if it was a pathway to heaven.
After being shocked at the photo, Anisa’s aunt was able to track down the families of the victims and gave them the photo.
“I just wanted to give them some peace,” her aunt told PEOPLE. After showing the families the photo, it’s shocking how much good it did.
Hannah’s mom told PEOPLE, “I just needed something to show me that they were in Heaven and that they were OK…and that was my confirmation”
Her mom keeps that picture on top of her TV, where she can see it all day and feel at peace. Something about that photo makes things a lot more bearable for her.
Buteau’s aunt had a similar reaction to the photo. She told PEOPLE: “it takes my breath and gives me chills. It gives me hope. That picture has made me get through this.”
Hannah’s family remembers her as being a happy person with a big heart and a loving mother. Lauren’s mother described her to PEOPLE as “the life of the party.”
Hannah’s daughter A’lannah was already walking and going from room to room with a baby walker. She loved doing patty cakes with her mom.
According to PEOPLE, the mom and daughter had just moved in with Hannah’s fiance Javont’e Hopkins. What’s even sadder is that she was just a few months pregnant with their second child.
The photo seemed to help Hannah’s fiance as well. He told PEOPLE that it makes him remember that his deceased family is always watching down on him.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Simmons lost complete control of her car and it “veered into the path of an oncoming truck” they told the Gainesville Times. The driver of the truck was fine.
Gannon realizes that the beam of light is obviously not a staircase to heaven. But because it looks exactly like a heavenly sign, it shines a piece of positivity to the family.
This family has found some peace of mind knowing that their daughter, friend, and baby are okay. It allows them to heal better during this difficult time.