a woman finds completion.

3:41 PM

this is love.
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.
Life for Him and Him alone..

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  1. such a touching story. & you are so right, life is short. so love without boundaries...

    for Him.

    In Him, my lovely sister in Christ!

  2. This made my eyes sting with tears, and my heart full. What an amazing story. The pictures were brilliant and beautiful! What a love that must be.

    I love this.

  3. Well, I just about started crying there. The way you put the picture together with the words was just beautiful.

  4. omj :'( wow this is jst i want to cry but i want to smile because at least she got to spend the rest of he rlife with him and know tht he was all hers.


  5. This is the saddest thing I have ever heard.

  6. what an uplifting yet eventually tragic story, how sad.
    just wanted to say thanks for your kind comment, it makes me happy to know im pleasing at least one person! x

  7. this is so inspiring. and so amazing. it puts a smile on my face knowing she got to experience something so amazing as her wedding day. great, great post :)

  8. that is so sad. i'm so happy that she was able to marry her love before she passed away. makes you rethink life.

  9. Thank you so very much for sharing this. Wow wow wow. True courage, faith and love. What an inspiring story and breathtaking images both posted here and left in my heart.

  10. Wow what a story.. Very tuching!

  11. That was so beautiful, thank you.


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