Love is not seasonal, it endures, and it’s unconditional

I wanted to bitch about something else today. But while I was cleaning up my email, I found this touching story, and I’d like to share with all of you out there. I thought this would be more inspirational than my venting and bitching. Happy Friday, and have a pleasant weekend, everyone.

Loving someone is not a fad or seasonal. It’s an endless process… “Find not a perfect human being for you will find none. Instead, accept the imperfections of the human being perfectly!”

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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 quimo to end.

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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.

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An unusual accessory at the party was the oxygen tube that Katie used throughout the ceremony and reception as well.
The other couples in the picture are Nick’s parents. Excited to see her son marrying his high school sweetheart.

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

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At the reception, Katie had to take a few rests. The pain do not let her to be standing up for long periods.

image006Katie 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 last. We should stop making our lives complicated.
Life is short
Break the rules
Forgive quickly
Kiss passionately, love truly
Laugh constantly
And never stop smiling
No matter how strange life is, remember, life is not always the party we expected to be but as long as we are here, we should smile and be grateful.

Cleffairy: Unconditional love is not hard to find. It’s just within you. It’s in your heart.