Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Would you give up again?

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 quimo 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 ketie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well. The other couple in the picture are Nick's parents. Excited to see her son marrying his high school sweetheart.

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

At the reception, katie had to take a few rests.The pain do not let her to be standing up for long periods.

Katie died five days after her wedding day. Watching a women so ill and weak getting married and with a smile on her face makes us think..... Happiness is reachable, no matter how long it last. We should stop making our lives complicated.

Life is short
Break the rules
forgive quickly
kiss passionately, 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.


Dr.Smart CoOKie said...

wow T_T
If I can find a guy like that I might actually believe in love :/

youcompleteme said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh! ..
what a guy ..
and what a girl! ;*

true love ;*

Bliss said...

i'm tearing..
this is so tragic and oh so beautiful at the same time.

at least she died happy, with all the pain she was suffering at that time, knowing that she has her husband by her side that she truly loves, i'm sure it makes it alot easier for her.

Maryam said...

Oh wow, that's touching.

It's stories like these that make you take a step back and look at your life. Many things we take for granted and somethings we complain about, when we should be appreciative.

Lovely story

Another-Penelope said...

speechless all i could do is to cry !

Majda said...

This is the sweetest story ever. TT_TT

Hijabis On Ranting Tour. said...

aww allah ohmygod wow thankyu for sharing so wonderfull yet sad
give love a chance huh
it makes you apreciate all the good things in your life

Anonymous said...

T_T How could this happened! It's so sad yet beautiful. Every time I attend wedding ceremony, I had this rush of tears in my eyes!

Duchess Berry said...

true love does exist i guess

Nani_37 said...

Very touching ... and your words are so true

beautiful post

Stand-Alone~ said...

this story is such an isperation!!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

AW this is such a touching story.. It made me cry.. the best picture is the last one, where they are cuddling!
He is a great guy to go on and marry a dying girl but he gave her happiness even if it was shortlived at least her last days on Earth were fantastic and full of joy.. God bless both of them!
This is true love.. :)
Reminds me of a movie.. It it was called A Walk To Remember based on a Nicholas Sparks book :)

Mina said...

What a couple...warms my heart:)

Oh true love:)

Anonymous said...

When I die I hope that I feel as loved as this girl.... sweet story, Suz. Loved it. :)

Anonymous said...

That made me tear up! That's so so so sweet.

Where do you find love like this? :(

His Sweetheart said...

Dr. Smart
Oh yeeeeah lol

you complete me
I agree ;)

It is


Isn't it what we all dream of?


Thanks for passing by sweets

His Sweetheart said...

You're so sweet

Duchess Berry
It does but it's hard to find!

Thanks babes

Stand a lone
It is for sure!

Desert Rose
I loved the last pic the most too!

Oh oh

Thanks sugar

I know, though it's lovely but it hurts US just thinking of love :(

Anonymous said...

that made me tear..that was just so touching!

Goofy Girl said...

Wow, that's really sweet they could pull that off for her. :)

Bassem said...

Gives you faith in humanity !

As someone mentioned above, A Walk to Remember is an excellent book.. the movie kinda ruins it though!

I've posted a song on my blog http://bassemkurdi.com/2009/01/11/death-cab-for-cutie-what-sarah-said/

Death Cab for Cutie - What Sarah Said
and it has this line that just hits me and i use it as a status from time to time..

Love is watching someone die..
So who's gonna watch you die?

Great song. and the point is that when you die, most wouldn't want to watch u dying but those who love u will withstand the pain adn be with you till the end.

eshda3wa said...

that is such a sad and sweet tale

a lot to learn from it

His Sweetheart said...

I am sure it did :(

Goofy girl
Yeah :(

My silent reader hala wallah lol. It makes s feel shallow by the whining and the complaining we are expert in! Doesn't it?

Oh, that video is amazing I have to admit! Really touching!

His Sweetheart said...

I agree!

libero anima said...

that made me cry :'( .........

Alive enough to be here said...

Since about 5 years, I haven't seen, heard, or read an advice like this following:

Life is short
Break the rules
forgive quickly
kiss passionately, 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

it gives a perfect image , as long as it's associated with the story. The beauty of these words makes me spending time in thinking..

His Sweetheart said...

libero anima

alive enough to be here

DreamerGirl said...

ee walla, so true, thanks for sharing dear<33