Monday, October 26, 2009

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

 This is the story Katie Kirkpatrick...

She is 21 yrs old. Next to her is her fiancé, Nick, who is 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...

The Wedding.

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 of course 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.
How strong she must have been be. And how wonderful of a man, Nick is.

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 one. 
Life is too short. 


My problems don't seem so bad now... How about you?

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