"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."

Monday, October 15, 2012


Her name is Katie Kirkpatrick, 21 years old. Next to her is her fiance, Nick, 23. This picture was taken prior to their wedding, January 11th, 2012. 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 the picture  is Nick's  parents, very emotional with the wedding, and 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 and 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.
Lets enjoy life and don't let it get so complicated.Life is too short. Work as if it was your first day. Forgive as soon as possible. Love without boundaries. Laugh without control and never stop smiling. Be happy!!
Please pray for those suffering from cancer. 

This was an email that I received from a friend today. To all my blog land friends who are now or who have suffered with cancer or know someone  who are suffering ...I am praying for you. I know what its like. I have been there. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Sept-Oct of 2004. I went through it all for a year. I have been in remission since 2005.  It bothers me that this disease can pick and choose who to take and who to let survive. Like a stroke or a heart attack. It hurts to see people suffer with this. 

We have to find a cure. Whenever you can do whatever you can to help. Please.

Take care my friends....

God Bless  

I don't know what happened to my text the font is going nuts and I can't fix it.  Also I made the same spacing between pictures and text and it came out crazy. Everything looks perfect. Sorry 


  1. Janet, Beautiful story and the post came out great...
    Going through cancer is hard..Having survived, and seeing others that haven't is very emotional...I take each day and live it to the fullest... Faith - Family- Friends... Also take time to laugh...Lisa

  2. Such a beautiful post. We do need to remember to live because we never know when our time to pass on is.

  3. What a beautiful story, thank you for sharing! Life is short, we must never take things for granted!!

  4. Janet, thank you for sharing this story. So very sad, so emotional. I have lost two close friends in the past couple of years to cancer and praise God that they are now in glory with the Father. Its those who are left who feel the pain and loneliness but thank you Lord that one day we will be re-united.


  5. Wow Janet..what a touching story! Life is very short even on those days that drag us down when one is I'll. Every minute counts. Life is a gift and God willing we all learn to cherish every day, making the most of it no matter the challange.

    Thanks for sharing and reminding us how precious life really is!



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