Just when I mentioned how we should live as though heaven is on earth. ;) thank you CJ for reblogging this.
Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick , 21 yrs old.
Next to her is her fiancé, Nick, 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 of course to see their son marrying the girl he fell in love with 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 to catch her breath.
The pain does not allow her to stand for a long period of time.
Katie died 5 days after her wedding.
To see a fragile woman dress as a bride with a beautiful smile makes you think, happiness is always there within reach, no matter how long it lasts.
Life is short. So love without boundaries. Laugh without control. Live like it’s heaven on earth.
This is beautiful.
how can you not reblog this? ;)