Checking into a hospice after an 18-month long battle with cervical cancer isn’t goodbye for country music singer Joey Feek. It’s simply “see you later.”
The 40-year-old singer, who makes up half of the country music duo Joey & Rory (the other half being Rory, her husband of 11 years), opened up about why she’s not afraid to die — and what she said is truly moving.
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Joey with her daughter, Indiana, 20 months, and teenage stepdaughters Heidi and Hopie. (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Since moving to hospice care, she said she’s done all she can to be “more comfortable” — but she’s ready to face the inevitable.
“I pray that one morning I just don’t wake up,” she told The Tennessean. “But I don’t fear anything because I’m so close to God and we’ve talked about it so many times. I know he’s close. And I know he loves me. I’m really at peace.”
Please join us tonight in prayer for my dear sweet friend Joey, from wherever you are. 8 pm CST. (Julie)Posted by Joey and Rory on Thursday, November 5, 2015
Please join us tonight in prayer for my dear sweet friend Joey, from wherever you are. 8 pm CST. (Julie)
In a statement, the duo thanked fans for an incredible outpouring of support in the weeks since the famous mom stopped treatment and moved to hospice care.
“Thank you for the kind words, prayers and endless encouragement during this time,” the statement read. “Joey and Rory still have hope for a miracle, but realize one has already happened through the outpouring of love and prayers for them during this journey. They are cherishing every moment spent together and have found peace through the path God is leading them down.”