Joey Feek, one-half of the country duo Joey +Rory, has been battling cervical cancer since the autumn of 2015.
Upon moving back to her hometown, the 40-year-old has gracefully been living with her condition. Just recently, she has abandoned treatment.
Her daughter turned two a few weeks ago, and according to her husband Rory, she’s now “ready to stop fighting”.
“My wife has been asleep for days now and her body is shutting down quickly,” wrote Rory on his blog, This Life I Live. “The hospice nurse came again this morning and said Joey will most-likely only be with us for a few more days… at the most.”
Her condition has slowly worsened. And it seems that they are nearing the end of what has been a long, hard road.
“Over the last number of weeks her pain had gotten worse and her health had continued to decline rapidly. And not long after Indy’s birthday my wife decided that ‘enough is enough,'” continues Rory. “She was ready to stop fighting and she told me so. She said the flowers would soon be blooming back in Tennessee. It’s time to go home.”
One Last Kiss
With her parents and three sisters surrounding her, she asked to see her daughter.
“I set our little Indy on Joey’s lap,” recounts Rory. “We all cried with my wife as she told her how much her mama loved her and, ‘…you be a big girl for your papa… and that mama will be watching over you.’ And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her.”
Then Joey “drifted into the deep sleep she’s been in for a few days now.”
“We’ve been here going through this for months and months now.Though many ups and downs. Nearing the end, doing better, nearing the end again. Hoping. Praying. Believing. But through it all, most of us have known down-deep for awhile now, that the end would eventually come.”
Before writing his deeply emotional blog entry, Rory went through old photographs, relishing the countless good memories he shared with his wife, as he prepared to face the worst.
“I believe Joey’s given all she could give,” said Rory. “She’s loved all she could love and lived all she could live.”
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