I know Valentine’s Day is next week and I was going to post this on that day, but I couldn’t wait. This is the month that people go nuts over. That holiday spent wondering about who’s going to be my Valentine, will I have a date, or what I’m going to get my significant other, or how am I going to spend this day. But this story…this is REAL. This is what LOVE is.
Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 yrs old. Next to her is her fiancé, Nick, 23. This picture was taken prior to their wedding January 11th, 2005. Katie has terminal cancer and spends hours in chemotherapy. Here Nick awaits while she finishes one of the sessions…
Even in pain and dealing with her organs shutting down, with the help of morphine, Katie took care of every single part of the wedding planning. Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to Katie ‘s constant weight loss.
An expected guest was her oxygen tank. Katie had to use it during the ceremony and reception. The other couple in this picture is Nick’s parents, very emotional with the wedding and to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love when he was an adolescent.
Katie , in a wheel chair listening to her husband and friends singing to her.
In the middle of the party, Katie had to rest for a bit and catch her breath. The pain does not allow her to stand for long period of time.
Katie died 5 days after her wedding.
To see a fragile woman dress as bride with a beautiful smile makes you think happiness is always there within reach, no matter how long it lasts. Lets enjoy life and don’t make it complicated. Life is too short to argue and feel desperate. Life is too long to not make it what you want.
Work as if it was your first day.
Forgive as soon as possible.
Love without boundaries…
Laugh without control
and never stop smiling.
Please pray for those suffering from cancer.
We all have someone that’s been affected that we hold close to our hearts.
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Prayers are always answered.