Saturday, April 18, 2009

A beautiful LIFE STORY...

Dear Bloggers...
I was checking my email
and I came across this
sweet... romantic... touchy.... wonderful
I just gotta share it with
all of you!!
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 chemo 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 Katie used
throughout the ceremony
and reception as well.
The other couple in the picture
are Nick's parents.
Excited to see their son marrying
his high school sweetheart.
Katie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube ,
listening to a song from her husband and friends. At the reception, Katie had to take a few rests. The pain did not allow her to stand for long periods. Katie died five days after her wedding day. Watching a woman so ill and weak getting married and with a smile on her face makes us think..... Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it lasts We should stop making our lives complicated Life is short Break the rules Forgive quickly 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.

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