Sunday, April 5, 2009

All for Love! Love for All!

I received it in the mail, and I just couldn't help but cry.
I cried so much that even now my eyes bleed.
It isn't the pour of sadness, but the fact that beauty and humanity have come along hand in hand all along and all we can see is the negative, the little, pointless ailing.
Yes there is a cure. There is beauty.
Here and Now.

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 had terminal cancer and spent 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 not let her stand 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
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.

17 blandishes:

Constructive Attitude said...

I cant see the pictures :(

яノςんム said...

pictures are really not visible seher..

Jinxed Pixie said...

i got that mail too...
...and believe me, i cried after a long long time..

Phoenix said...

:( beautiful and thoughtful

but me too cant see the pics...


Anonymous said...

i will work on it right away :)
and you will sob...
all of you!

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WarmSunshine said...

awww.... beautiful but sad

яノςんム said...

reminded me of the movie- a walk to remember. but i say, hats off to the guy, who for the sake of happiness of his childhood sweetheart, married her.

Constructive Attitude said...

:( this is SOOOOO sad.

Anonymous said...

do we know ny1 wid that kind a heart?
i m sorry for myself that i know none!

Falling Up said...

This broke my heart. I am so lucky, so blessed. There's so much happiness in every situation. We jsut have to look.

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Anonymous said...

Falling Up...
indeed indeed :)
it just takes a look and a lil realization :)

p.s. wow... the femme fatale receives an award!
hail Richa!
hail Raka!
and all others who make this place ultra rocking :)

hugs to you Falling Up! I think you made an early day difference :)

Harshita said...

Yeah Richa... it did remind me of the movie 'A Walk to Remember'...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story, Seher.

Anonymous said...

Harshita, :)
I had to, no other way to keep something as beautiful and touching... i like to open it to the world to feel what i felt :)
look out for more :)

Ria said...

hey i got this one too!was very touching.

Anonymous said...

ahh i wish i were dyin too, just to experience such beauty :)

muthu said...

I respect the guy from the bottom of my soul.....