As Joey Feek's cancer battle comes to an end, her husband Rory is reflecting on her life and all that she has accomplished in her 40 years. In a heart-breaking blog post, Rory shared yesterday (February 29) that Joey "has been asleep for days now and her body is shutting down quickly. 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."
Just before falling to sleep, Joey took the time to say her goodbyes to her mom, dad, three sisters, and her two-year old daughter Indy.
"There were lots of tears as she explained to each one how much she loved them and that she was going to be going home soon. That her time here was done and she was going to go 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."
As Joey sleeps, Rory is reminiscing about the full life that his wife has lived.
"In the time that God gave her… I believe Joey’s given all she could give. She’s loved all she could love and lived all she could live. And her faith… yes, it’s strong enough to save her. I know she’s done Him and all of us proud… in the time that He gave her," Rory wrote.
He recently took the time to put together a video using photos of his wife and a song that she recorded a few years ago. The song, "The Time That You Gave Me", was recorded for the same album that "When I'm Gone" was recorded on, but was cut. Rory shares that for the most part nobody has ever heard the song.
"I came across it the other day and put some of Joey’s photos with it… I could barely listen or watch at first. But then, as I listened and watched more… I smiled more and I cried less."
Watch the touching video for "The Time That You Gave Me" below.
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