Rory Feek of country duo Joey + Rory has announced that his wife Joey has said her good-byes to her family and their daughter Indiana. In a touching blog post, Rory discusses his wife’s likely final days battling stage IV cervical cancer.
“Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them… to her mother and father and her three sisters. 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,” Rory wrote. “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.”
Joey was diagnosed last June and entered hospice in November. Rory also shared a video of the couple’s life together set to their acoustic recording of “In The Time That You Gave Me.”