The time has finally come to say goodbye.
Country singer Joey Feek has penned an emotional blog as he and his loved ones prepare to say their final goodbye to his wife, Joey, who has been battling terminal cancer.
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In the powerful post, the male half of the country duo Joey + Rory, 49, said that his wife, 40, has given their two-year-old daughter Indiana “one last kiss.”
...some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered. A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on Feb 17, 2016 at 10:53am PST
...some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered.
A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on Feb 17, 2016 at 10:53am PST
“Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them — to her mother and father and her three sisters,” he wrote. “There were lots of tears as she explained to each one how much she loved them and that she was going to be home soon. That her time here was done and she was going to sleep soon. And then she asked me to bring our baby in.
“And so… 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.’ And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her. One last kiss.”
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Rory added that his wife has been asleep “for days now,” adding, “Her body is shutting down quickly. The hospice nurse came in again this morning and said Joey will most likely only be with us for a few more days…at the most.”
...happy Valentine's Day mama A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on Feb 14, 2016 at 5:32am PST
...happy Valentine's Day mama
A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on Feb 14, 2016 at 5:32am PST
The country crooner reflected on his wife’s incredible life before thanking her fans for their support throughout this heartbreaking journey.
“Thank you to all who have followed my wife’s beautiful journey. Who are still following. Though our hearts are heavy we all need to do our best to remember that this is not the end. It’s only the beginning,” he concluded his post.
“When Joey takes her last breath here… she will take her first breath there. In heaven.”