Thursday, September 27, 2012

Life is Short

I was looking at my multiply site and thinking of backing up all the photos and blogs I put there. By December first, all of it will be gone so little by little I'm saving majority of its contents if not all. This post in particular reminded me how short life can be and how to love unconditionally....

Life is short ... 
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.

Read the story and be touched... It will make you realize how life can be beautiful despite the trials and pains...

The girl in the picture is Katie Kirkpatrick, she is 21. Next to her, her fiancĂ©, 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 wedding was the oxygen tube that Katie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well.

The other couple in the picture is Nick's parents. Excited to see there 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 rest breaks. The pain wouldn't 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.

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