VIA| Rory Feek just revealed some heartwarming details about his wife’s time in hospice care. When I heard how Joey’s been spending her final days, I admired this family even more.
Despite everything Joey’s enduring, the 40-year-old country singer’s sense of humor and love for their 2-year-old daughter Indiana has not disappeared.
Her husband, Rory Feek, continues to provide updates on his Joey’s health and introspective, emotional posts on their website. What he wrote broke my heart and moved me to tears.
“A walker with wheels and a seat was delivered here yesterday and when we pulled it out for her this morning, Joey just laughed and said, ‘I can’t use that…it’s for old people. Then she grabbed the handles and pushed herself out of the room,” Rory revealed.
“When she reached little Indiana playing with toys on the living room rug, she said, ‘Come on Indy, mama will take you for a ride.’ So I helped Indy onto the seat, and Joey pushed her across the living room, through the kitchen, around the island and table, and back to her toys. Indy grinned ear-to-ear and so did we,” he continued.
Rory and Indiana have surrounded Joey with love since she entered hospice care, trying to make her as comfortable as possible.
“We all want one more, don’t we?. One more day… one more year… one more chance to be the person we know we should be… one more ride for our child around the house in her mama’s walker,” Rory wrote.
Rory then shared an inspiring story about friend and fellow musician, Tim Johnson, and his battle with cancer that attacked without warning.
“Neither he, nor I could make any sense of it. How could that be? He was still young and had two young children and a beautiful wife and more songs to write – more stories to tell. His next year or so were tough, like Joey’s. They did what they could, but in the end, it was what it was,” Rory explained.
Rory revealed how Tim continued writing music during his health complications until cancer took his life in October 2012.
“Like my friend Tim… I want my wife to be remembered… By me. By others who love her even though they’ve never met her. I guess that’s why I write this blog. I want her sweet voice and her love to live on. And not just outlive her… but to somehow outlive me, and our girls, and even their children,” he wrote.
Rory concluded the emotional post with the hope that Joey’s story will inspire others when facing similar struggles.
“Someday, when your moment comes with someone you love, maybe, just maybe, you will remember Joey and her words and voice and life will comfort you and her song will live on,” Rory concluded.
It breaks my heart to see such a positive, loving family go through a tragedy like this. But their trust in God’s plan will leave a legacy of inspiration for many years. Please keep the Feeks in your prayers.