Nov 5, 2010

A Good Reminder

Good reminder for us all....  
The wedding.

Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 yrs old. Next to her is her fiance Nïck, 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 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 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. 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.

Work as if it was your first day.  Forgive as soon as possible.
Love without boundaries.  Laugh without control and never stop smiling.


  1. what a beautiful story. So sad though. It's hard to lose someone you love. one moment at a time.

  2. I am so saddened by that story! Thank you for sharing and reminding me life is too short to live it how you want to. I stopped by to return the favor of you stopping by my blog and leaving a wonderful compliment about my blog. Thank you! I like yours, too!

    Bless you in Jesus' name!

  3. Hi Kim, what a beautiful story, she made a beautiful bride and passed away happy.

    To answer your question, we live near Palm Springs, CA in the southern California desert..

    Have a wonderful day,