Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tribute to a Reader

Occasionally we're reminded just how fleeting life can be. Two months ago Wendy Fox, aka Cuz Wendy, was diagnosed with cancer. Last night, she bid this earth farewell.

Over the three years we've had this blog, Lindi's cousin, Cuz Wendy to all of us, has been a frequent visitor. Her comments were sometimes sarcastic, but always in good fun, and always made us laugh.

Several weeks ago I blogged about the craziness of life. How it went by too fast. This was Wendy's response:

Mindy, you want to hear about whirlwinds, craziness, and a hectic life ?? Your post actually made me laugh out loud !! I won;t bore you, I don't believe that there is enough space here to begin, but trust me, I understand !! Be well and be safe out there all.
Cuz Wendy

She knew she was dying. Yet throughout her ordeal, she never changed. Her daily posts on Caring Bridge were always upbeat and positive. Never was there a hint of self-pity or sorrow. You gotta admire that.

This past week, as Wendy took a turn for the worse, we FAITH girls cried and reflected on how she touched our lives. Mind you, that aside from Lindi, none of us have ever met Wendy. Still, we marveled at the imprint she left. And we've learned that we CAN make a difference.

Readers, know this...you are special to us. You've left an indelible print on each of our lives. And we thank God for each and every one of you.

We'll miss you, Wendy. TTFN (ta, ta for now)!


  1. No, I've never met Wendy in person. But I've met her many, many times in heart. We exchanged emails, comments on blog post, and updates on our lives. We built a relationship with Wendy here.

    It's so important to realize that the words we say, the words we write, really do affect people. Real people. We may be in cyber world, but the one thing about relationships is that the tangible is intangible. Relationships are about caring, like Wendy cared, and being involved because you take the time to respond to another human being. Wendy did.

    I am sad, but I am so very glad to have known Wendy.

  2. Lindi,

    I am so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    In His love,

  3. Mindy, I'm so glad you did this. I was considering it for Thursday.

    She'll be missed. And I'll be praying for Lindi and her family.

  4. Mindy,
    Thank you for paying this tribute to Wendy. As you said, we never met Wendy, but we felt like we were all old friends. Family. Wendy had never met me, had never read anything I'd written beyond this blog but she pushed me to finish the book!

    We all felt like we've always known each other through Lindi... I think people who know Lindi know that when you meet her, you feel like you've always been friends and I think Wendy had that same quality.

    I pray she is pain free now. And as she is in this picture, I'll bet she's smiling bright!

    Praying for Lindi & Wendy's family,

  5. A beautiful tribute to Cuz Wendy. She was a lovely person and will be greatly missed. I'm still praying for your family, Lindi!