Thursday, June 11, 2009

iT's JusT a LeSsOn.. swEeT LeSsOn

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.


ChaiReeL AziZee said...

gua...tersentuh beb...


♥chentaMAYA™ said...

gua tersentuh juaaa~

Anonymous said...

dh tau crite ni

Lionel Azry said...

sedey btoi cerita ni :P

Donut said...

apsal mata gua mcm ada kelopak air neh?

ieNn ZaZa said...


FdausAmad said...

lu budak UTP ke?

A a D i I ? said...

ChaiReeL AziZee,
sape sentuh lu? :p

oooo...korang sama2 sentuh2 ea? baru aku paham. haha!

tau x pe.. :p

oooo...rupa2nya lu la yang hati tisu tu eh? wakaka!

lu bikin kolam ternak ikan ke kat mate lu bro? haha!

ieNn ZaZa,

ha-ah. UTP = universiti tampoi perak. wakaka! (err...gua bukan budak bijak giler la mau masuk UTP tu. lalala~)