Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Life is Short, B happy‏

Just sending you this meaningful article.

From: Apple Fross

The girl in the picture is Katie Kirkpatrick, she is 21 years old. Next to her, her fiance, 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 details. the dress has to be adjusted a few times due to her constant weight loss.

An unusual accessory at the party was the oxygen tubethat Katie 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 her 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 up 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.
Live is short
Break the rules
Forgive quickly
Kiss passionately, love truly
Laugh cosntantly
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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middlelip said...

Nothing can be more true...