Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Team Kait.

This is my brother-in-law, Connor, and the love of his life, Kaitlyn.  They have quite a remarkable love story.

Connor and Kaitlyn met each other last fall while attending school at the LDS Business College.  Apparently they fell in love really fast because when we visited them in Utah over Thanksgiving, Connor was already head over heels for her.  It was such a delight for us to meet Kaitlyn.  She was a darling girl with the cutest smile, had the sweetest personality, was a leukemia survivor!, and... was the perfect match for Connor.  Daniel and I used to joke around making guesses as to what type of girl Connor would marry.  All we knew was she needed to be someone who was outgoing, adventurous, down to earth, and understood his humor.  And sure enough, Kaitlyn had it all.

By the time Christmas came around, Connor and Kaitlyn already knew that they wanted to get married.  Over the holiday we flew home to be with the Bridge family.  We spent the entire break talking about Kaitlyn.  We wanted to know everything, and Connor loved talking about her.  We only heard the most wonderful things about her.  He was a lovesick puppy dog, that's for sure.

A couple of months later Connor proposed.  She said yes, and the two of them drifted off on cloud nine.  Their wedding date was set for April 25.  They started planning the wedding and life just seemed so wonderful and perfect for them.

At the end of March the family received some devastating news.  Kaitlyn hadn't been feeling well so she went in to get some blood work done.  They found out that she had relapsed and her leukemia had returned.  They told her that she needed to start chemotherapy right away.

Connor and Kaitlyn decided that it would be best to move up the wedding.  They received special permission from the doctor to postpone chemo for a few more days.  They planned a quick wedding and got married two days later in the Salt Lake Temple on March 27.  Their wedding day was so joyful and beautiful (so we heard!).  We desperately wished we could have been there.

Kaitlyn is currently in the hospital receiving treatments with her loving husband at her side.  The best chance Kaitlyn has for a cure is a bone marrow transplant.  If you feel so inclined to help in a good cause please click HERE.  Please pray for Kaitlyn and Connor, because I know that prayers are really what help more than anything.

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