The past few weeks have been a roller coaster for country stars Joey and Rory Feek, and in a new and emotional blog post, Rory says he is coming to terms with his wife’s fate.
“Here I sit beside my dying wife,” Rory, 49, wrote in a Saturday post on This Life I Live about Joey, 40, who is currently in hospice care for terminal cancer. “I don’t say those words lightly. As a matter-of-fact, I haven’t said them at all. But my beautiful bride has said them to me in these couple of days.
” Her pain and discomfort has continued to increase daily and so has the morphine to help her be comfortable,” he continued. “The dosage she’s needed to keep the pain away has quadrupled in the last four days.”
Rory added, “I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t.
“Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus,” he said. “She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her … she’s ready to come home.”
Rory also reflected on the pair’s 2012 song, “When I’m Gone,” which is sung from the perspective of a dying person to her loved ones. The similarities between the song and Joey’s current battle with cancer were not lost on Rory.
“Our ‘make-believe’ song and video seems to be coming true,” he wrote. “Some call it ‘life imitating art’. I don’t. I call it God.
“He knew I would need her to tell me goodbye … not just once, but a thousand times,” Rory continued. “And I’d need to know that no matter how much time passes, that she loves me still. And He made it so that if I needed to be reminded of her beautiful life and heart and voice … she would only be a ‘click’ away. Am I angry at the irony of the song? No. How could I be? How many men who are losing the woman they love get a gift like that? None that I know of.
Earlier this week, Rory wrote that Joey had “seen the light” after the couple’s emotional holiday season. Ahead of Christmas, the Feeks shared a photo of Joey out of her hospital bed at a hospice in their hometown of Alexandria, Indiana. The couple spent time with their 22-month-old daughter, Indiana, as well as family and friends, which they documented on their blog.