Monday, June 22, 2009

Life is Short. Beautiful Lessons...



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 chemo 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 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...




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




At the reception, Katie had to take a few rests. The pain did not allow her to stand for long periods...




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 complicated.

Life is short
break the rules
forgive quickly
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...

Note: Many thanks to a friend who forwarded this to me...

20 comments:

CAHAYA said...

Thanks for sharing. Life is short. So, make it worth.

adzani adnan said...

a'd pun ada dpt email nie..
so sweet sbb that guys sanggup kawin dgn die..
walaupun tau yg de girls is sick..
power of luv's....

the anThropologist said...

Hmmmmm......

Al Khalifah said...

Ditto...life is short. Enjoy it while it last.

Nite Garden said...

Cahaya:
U r welcome. Reading it make me realised that no use for me to get emotionally hurt with what people said and did to me. It's not worth it coz life is short.

No more drama queen after this hahahahaha

Nite Garden said...

Adzani Adnan:
Yg penting he is happy and at the same time he made her happy as well. What a true love they had...

I think what important in a relationship is the mutual happiness :)

Nite Garden said...

The Anthropologist:
Hmmmmm...... ;P

Nite Garden said...

Al Khalifah:
Yang penting kita enjoy ;P

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Nite Garden, our life today is not a dress rehearsal, we only get to play one round....
to live our life with no excuses, to love with no regrets.
Best regards, Lee.

DrSam said...

indeed life is too short, for us to walk the right path and don't get lost.

Jumper said...

Good stuff. It makes me think that those 5 days of happiness are better of than a lifetime of grumbling or being purposeless.

Thank you for sharing.

Ad Rifza said...

Life is short so take advantages that we have..ang make peoples around us happy..

Benrauf said...

:)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

So many lessons to learn in life. This is one of them - live each day well :) Be happy.

Nite Garden said...

Hello Uncle Lee,
thx a lot. u tak penah miss visit my blog. appreciate that.

"to love with no regrets" - i like this line (",)

Nite Garden said...

DrSam,
Once got lost, juz return back to right path..

Salam Ramadhan

Nite Garden said...

Jumper,
Life is always abt making choices - choices for own happiness and some people are happy when they make other people happy..

Nite Garden said...

Ad Rifza,
the most important is to make ourselves happy..

Nite Garden said...

Benrauf,
(",)

Nite Garden said...

Keats The Sunshine Girl,
School of life always give us the best lessons for us to learn and relearn.

Thanks for dropping by.

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