Monday, June 29, 2009

A touching story....

I get tons of wedding email everyday, but when a cousin of mine sent me the following email called, "THE WEDDING" heart stopped. This is truly amazing and I hope this story touches someone as it has me because life is too short and time waits for no one. LOVE is truly bliss!

Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 yrs old. Next to her is her fiancée, 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 wedding planning. Her dress had to be adjusted several times due to Katie's constant weight loss.

Katie, in a wheel chair listening to her husband and friends singing to her.

An expected guest was her oxygen tank. Katie had to use it during the ceremony and reception. The other couple in this picture are Nick's parents, very emotional with the wedding and of course to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love when he was an adolescent.

In the middle of the party Katie had to rest for a bit and catch her breath. The pain doesn't 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 live a complicated life. Life is too short.
I don't know who was the amazing photography but I sure do credit them for taking these photos....Thank you!

1 comment:

TheEclecticElement said...

Oh wow. That is a lovely story and so sad.
Unfortunately, I can relate to a few minor details like the wheelchair and resting in between thing, but nothing as life changing as that.
Such an inspirational story. Thank you for sharing =]