R.I.P. Aunt Wendy: I Miss You

Tue, 11 October 2011, 4:56 pm

On Sunday, October 9, 2011 at 3am, Wendy Sue Vosper lost her battle with Breast Cancer. Since the moment I found out about her situation almost 4 years ago I wished this would never come to pass. Her whole family did the little things to keep her spirits up, and we all awaited her every update on her condition on Carepages.com. In the end, the cancer spread to every place it didn’t belong, and put out the flame on a beautiful person. She was an inspiration long before cancer. With cancer defining her recent years, she became even more of a guiding light. She dealt with cancer in the most real of ways, being very honest with herself, her family and her friends of the victories of therapy and the crushing agony of repeated failed treatment. Throughout these times she had that beautiful smile.

Aunt Wendy and me, fuzzy together in 2008 after she had undergone some chemo.

She was well enough to even come up north from South Carolina to share her final Christmas with us. Christmas…that was Aunt Wendy’s holiday. NOBODY loved sharing it more than her.

Aunt Wendy, Ian and the kids sharing happy times at Christmas 2010

I called her 2 weeks ago and we talked for an hour about life. She still had big plans and was happy to hear that so many of mine have come to fruition. Tonight we drive 13 hours to South Carolina to say our goodbyes. I’m looking forward to seeing her one last time. It just doesn’t seem fair really…because she’s gone too soon.

Gone Too Soon – Michael Jackson

Like A Comet
Blazing ‘Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

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  • 1 annette leoncini 11 October 2011

    Kris I am so sorry for your loss! Wendy was my mentor and one of the greatest people I have ever known. She taught me everything I know. I have been following her story on care pages and prayed for her every day. I am a better person because of her and will never forget her.

    Annette Leoncini

  • 2 Margaret Madigan 14 October 2011

    Kris, I am so sorry for your loss. Wendy and I first became friends in kindergarten. I was at your parent’s wedding, I think your parents invited me so Wendy would have a friend to run around with and stay out of everyone’s hair (we were very young). lol I remember you as a little boy, she was so proud of you. I know she will be a guardian angel to all of us now. My condolences.

  • 3 Kris Rzepkowski 17 October 2011

    Thank you Annette. @Margaret, that’s a pretty neat story. I must have been little because I don’t remember you. What you said rings true though…I’ve always got my guardian angel.

  • 4 My Eulogy for Wendy Vosper (Rzepkowski) | krisrzepkowski.com 17 October 2011

    […] down more than once trying to encapsulate my feelings in such a short period of time. Luckily I had a couple of blog posts to work from, and the obvious cajoling from Aunt Wendy’s spirit to guide me through. At the […]

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