Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Beautiful Lesson In Life....


The  girl in the picture is Katie  Kirkpatrick, she  is 21  . Next  to her, her fiancé,  Nick, 23.  
The  picture was taken shortly before their wedding  ceremony, held on January 11, 2005 in the US  .

Katie  has terminal cancer and spend hours a day  receiving medication.

In  the picture, Nick is waiting for her on one of  the many sessions of quimo to end.

In  spite of all the pain, organ failures, and  morphine shots, Katie is going along with her  wedding  and took care
of every detail.  The dress had to be adjusted a few times due to  her constant weight loss

An  unusual accessory at the party was  the oxygen tube that ketie used throughout the  ceremony and reception as well.
The  other couple in the picture are Nick's parents.  Excited to see her son marrying his high school  sweetheart. 


Katie,  in her wheelchair with  the oxygen tube , listening  a song from her husband and friends  


At  the reception, katie had to take a few rests.The  pain do not let her to be standing up for long  periods


Katie  died five days after her wedding day. Watching a  women so ill and weak getting married and with a  smile on her face makes us think..... Happiness  is reachable, no matter how long it last. We  should stop making our  lives complicated.

Life  is short

Break  the rules
forgive  quickly

kiss  passionately, love truly

laugh  constantly

And  never stop smiling
no matter how strange  life is

Life  is not always the party we expected to be

but  as long as we are here, we should smile and be  grateful.  

all of these is not my work.....i just copied from others and share will of of you as a lesson to us whose living in this grateful of what you have and embrace your life to the fullest.....


dawtch said...

How kind of you to share, and also to send a message to those who may need to hear it...