Live Life.. And LOVE!!

Hello my friends, I’ve been away for a while, and I guess I’ve been feeling a little low.
As you do when Life takes over, you get bogged down with the humdrum of stupid silly things.
 
Well today I got a Good Kick up the Proverbial backside! and it came in the form of an Email from one of my
Great Friends, that ‘Mushy Bloke’ Ian.
 
So I’m going to share what he sent me, and my reply.
 And thanks Ian for nudging me along to post it.
 
Just Remember Folks Time Runs Through The Hour Glass Pretty Fast!
 
So Go Live Your Lives Well, and Tell Those that you Care about That You Love Them!
 
 
Beautiful Lessons! 
 
 
 

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 spends hours a day receiving medication.
In the picture, Nick is waiting for her to finish one of the many sessions of chemo.

 

 

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 does not allow her to be standing 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 lasts. 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

Life is not always the party we expect it
to be
but as long as we are here, we should smile and be grateful

 
 

 

 Hi Ian…

Thanks for these pictures..

Puts life into perspective doesn’t it?

This made me cry.. as it brought back memories of my friend..

I watched my best friend waste away like this, And She once told me..

 

‘Life is Too Short.. Go Live it..’ 

She was 56 when she died she got remarried at 55, her partner and she knew she was dying and they got married in Hawaii, shortly before she died.

We spend so much of our days worrying, instead of Living!.. and learning to experience..

 

This was a poem I wrote to her before she died..

 

                                               

I sit here and stare at a blank page,

          Knowing that words will be given through my faithful sage.

Memories are such a wonderful gift,

          And you’ve given me plenty, my life you’ve enriched.

The shopping we’ve done, until our feet ache.

          Laughing at the fashions that home we did not take.

Drooling over books and paintings, the expense!

          Buying silly trinkets that didn’t make any sense

Memories are such a wonderful gift,

And you’ve given me plenty, my life you’ve enriched.

Remember the Christmas Market and the wares that they sold,

          Treasures to wrap up in your heart, to keep hold.

Remember the  old busker, a child’s xylophone he did play,

          Three notes were his tune, smiling he made our day.

The talks of serious, deep mystical things,

          The ups and downs, the shared memory brings.

A beautiful Japanese garden did a day we spend.

           The books we have read and to each other lend.

How else could I not call you my friend!

          Memories are such a wonderful gift,

And you’ve given me plenty, my heart you up lift.

The times you gently scolded me and my ways,

You are just as stubborn, slobbing away your days!

We can talk for hours and yet not say what’s in our heart,

Not wanting to admit to a day when we must part.

          Tears fill my eyes, as these words to you I send,

But I know that for all eternity you will go on being my friend.

          Remember the promise, we to each other made,

If we should ever want to return here, hit me with a spade.

          Your journey is before me, but distance will not part,

As the memories that you give me are forever in my heart.

 

 

Thanks Ian.. A timely reminder from you and my friend Pat..

Hugs Dreamwalker

xx

Dreamwalker
xxx
 
 
 
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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bill
    May 07, 2009 @ 21:03:06

    Quit a moving story. Lessons to be learned there.Welcome backBill

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  2. The Castle
    May 07, 2009 @ 21:03:15

    Thanks for sharing this DreamwalkerIt really is something to reflect over….love and hugs/eclipse

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  3. Aussie
    May 07, 2009 @ 21:03:33

    Well done , proud of ya girl , bloody life is shorter than we knowKeep smiling and enjoy and love lifeEmu and Mushy

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  4. Polly
    May 07, 2009 @ 21:47:33

    Since i was very ill my friend, of which i\’ve confided to you about, i\’ve learnt one thing from it dreamwalker, life is not a dress rehearsal, as we all suppose, and we only stop by this way the once hun …i wish i had known you were so down, it makes me feel i have been a poor friend indeed …and we have always been there for each other …please take care of yourself ..hugs and love Polly xx

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  5. Unknown
    May 07, 2009 @ 23:45:21

    a wonderful blog. All is said. It is sad and hopeful at the same time. About the little things in life to delight is the best solution for all problems. Thank you dear Dreamwalker. Hugs Helga

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  6. Sue
    May 08, 2009 @ 05:52:22

    Beautiful blog DreamwalkerYour right life is to short, we need to lif it like there no tomorrowTake careSue

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  7. T
    May 10, 2009 @ 15:04:42

    I am without words … I am so sad but also so proud of all the people who made the last wish come true for their partners … it\’s such a wonderful thing to do … and I agree, life is too short, we worry about little unimportant things too often in our lifes.Hug,T

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  8. Sheila
    May 10, 2009 @ 15:19:43

    This is so sad Dreamwalker and to see her smiling on her wedding day. Thank you for sharing this with us, Love Live and Laugh. xx

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  9. Teira
    May 11, 2009 @ 06:52:03

    This is beautiful…..A good reminder just how sacred each moment in life really is…..Thanks for sharing…..x

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  10. Babblelot
    May 11, 2009 @ 10:57:52

    Glad you are back my friend. I was wondering where you\’ve been.Wonderful eye opener this post. Big HUGS!!!!

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  11. Romeo
    May 13, 2009 @ 23:40:48

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  12. Donna
    May 17, 2009 @ 10:03:54

    Hi Dreamwalker!That story brought tears to my eyes, how beautiful and sad at the same time! Her dream was fulfilled and he married the woman he loved and that is inspiring. I loved your poem, I always wonder how my friend dealt with knowing she was going to die. She was so brave but she must have been sad because she had a seventeen year old and a daughter who just had her first grandbaby. Life should be lived to the fullest but I can be guilty of letting things get me down to and when you think about it, sometimes the worries are for nothing.Take care,xx

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  13. LiL'Kt
    May 27, 2009 @ 01:13:44

    Beautiful post Dreamwalker, very touching xxx

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  14. Happy JAK
    Jun 07, 2009 @ 19:21:10

    Very touching story of Katie\’s and Nick\’s journey. A very brave couple indeed and so wonderful that they were able to marry despite all the odds. We are indeed only promised this moment and this moment we should live for… NOW! Making the most of life and everything it has to offer.

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