Joey Feek, one half of the famous country duo Joey and Rory, has been asleep for days, her husband, Rory, wrote on his blog This Life I Live, today.
The singer was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer in 2014, has had a rough ride and is on hospice, with some days looking more positive than others. Her goal was to make it to her daughter Indiana's birthday, and she made it, but now she has taken a turn for the worst.
According to Rory's post, "her body is shutting down quickly" and "the hospice nurse came again this morning and said Joey will most likely only be with us a few more days ... at the most."
"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 [earlier this month] my wife decided that 'enough is enough.' She was ready to stop fighting and she told me so," he wrote. "She said the flowers would soon be blooming back in Tennessee. It’s time to go home."
Joey is only 40 years old and has lived a life full of ups and downs as well. Rory, 49, wrote about a tearful conversation she had with her parents and three sisters, where she wanted to say goodbye to them. She then asked for Indiana, who just turned 2,
"I set our little Indy on Joey’s lap and 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,'" he wrote. "And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her. One last kiss."
Rory believes that Joey lived a very full life, and that she should be happy with all that she has done, saying, "God only gives each of us a certain amount of time to be on this earth and every day when we wake up, we get to decide how we are going to spend those precious minutes and hours. There are no do-overs, no second-chances, no next-time-around’s to get it right. Joey knew this and she has made each and every day count," he wrote.
He added: "One of the last things Joey said before she drifted into the deep sleep she’s been in for a few days now is, 'I have no regrets ... I can honestly say, that I have done everything I wanted to do and lived the life I always wanted to live.'"
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He then went on to tell the story about how a man wrote to him and talked about how he saw the pair at a restaurant one day and saw how in love they were. He also said that he knew Rory would be strong enough to take care of Indiana, who has Down Syndrome.