It’s been precisely over two years since Nebraska couple Matt and Melissa Graves took a family journey to Disney World that would forever change their lives.
While vacationing at “the happiest place on earth, ” the couple’s 2-year-old lad, Lane, was wrested by an alligator at a beach area near Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
His mothers watched the fright unfold, as the swine dragged Lane underwater. Matt even tried to wrestle his son away from the alligator, but to no avail.
The little boy’s person was found in the spray the following daylight after unrelenting searching.
But merely the coming week, the couple announced in a press release some exciting news that has been a light-colored amidst their dejection over losing Lane.
“We are happy to announce the birth of our son, Christian Lane Graves, ” they wrote. “Although we know the pain of losing Lane will never go away, we feel God has ordained our house with this precious miracle of life.”
Matt and Melissa, who likewise have a daughter, Ella, continued in saying Lane’s spirit is watching over his brother and sister 😛 TAGEND
“We know Ella and Christian have their brother, Lane, watching over them as their guardian angel.”
Though the last two years ought to have destroying for the Graves family, they have done everything in their capability to keep the remember of their cherished lad alive, particularly by starting the Lane Thomas Foundation.
“The Lane Thomas Foundation was founded to give honor and beacon to Lane’s life, ” according to the organization’s Facebook page. “The Foundation is dedicated to supporting families of children needing life-saving organ transplants. The Foundation fulfills this mission by financing non-medical outlays borne by the families; supporting public awareness; and sponsoring clinical research.”
Last year, Disney World likewise unveiled a gold and off-color lighthouse figure near the Seven Seas Lagoon beach, announcing that it has been constructed in Lane’s honor.
“We find comfort that so many beings continue to remember our sweetened son, Lane, ” his parents told TODAY, “and we conceive the lighthouse stands as a lighthouse of hope and support for families in the magnitudes of despair.”
“LT, we love you up to heaven and down to the grass. Hug, kiss, ugga mugga, ” the couple wrote on Lane’s Facebook page earlier the summer months. “We will oppose every day to keep your recall alive and make a positive gap in your name.”
While the mothers are delirious at the arrival of their new newborn son, they have asked well-wishers for privacy at this time.
Please join us in crying for the state and healing of this sweet, germinating pedigree, and share their legend to help keep Lane’s spirit alive.