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A Beautiful Lesson.....Life IS to Short!


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#1 lil_miss_frogg

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    Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:09 PM

    So I got this email from my FMIL and my eyes got very watery....I thought I would share this great life lesson!

    The girl in the picture is Katie Kirkpatrick, she is 21. Next to her, her fianc© Nick, 23. the picture was taken shortly before their wedding ceremony, held on January 11, 2005 in the US. Katie has terminal cancer and spends hours a day receiving medication. In the picture, Nick is waiting for her on one of the many sessions of chemo to end.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Katie, in her wheelchair with the oxygen tube, listening to a song from her husband and friends.

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    At the reception, Katie had to take a few rests, the pain not allowing her to be able to stand for long periods.

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    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 so complicated.

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    #2 Corvette79

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      Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:09 PM

      wow how beautiful and sad at the same time. i am speechless.

      #3 *Casey*

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        Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

        oh man, I wasn't prepared for that... tears

        #4 Jen_S

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          Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

          Wow what an amazing story! Makes you realize to be thankful for your health and loved ones.
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          #5 lil_miss_frogg

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            Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

            This made me think....if I were in her position, I probably would have let the cancer beat me and not had my wedding. She was a strong girl and I am happy that she got to marry her love. It's sad that she passed so quickly after the wedding.
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            #6 ~*Kathy*~

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              Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:50 PM

              *sniff sniff* oh great, now you've got me tearing up! I think it's so wonderful and amazing that she was able to marry her DH before she passed away and they both looked so happy. :)

              #7 CaboBride2010

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                Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:52 PM

                oh wow that is a sad and touching story

                #8 Kristy!

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                  Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

                  Oh, her poor husband. I can't imagine the anguish he felt. What a great story, thank you for sharing.

                  #9 Amarillis

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                    Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:53 PM

                    Great story.... *sniff*... let this be a reminder of how blessed we all are.

                    #10 lil_miss_frogg

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                      Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:17 PM

                      That is why I wanted to share this story....to remind us that we are very lucky and that we need to live our lives to the fullest. I didn't mean to make anybody cry....it was just a touching story and it was about a wedding....lol....so I wanted to share.
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