In an emotional blog post, country singer Rory Feek says his wife Joey is having “serious talks with Jesus.”
“Here I sit beside my dying wife,” Rory writes. “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. The dosage she’s needed to keep the pain away has quadrupled in the last four days.”
“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. She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her… she’s ready to come home.”
In June of 2014, not long after the birth of their daughter, Indiana, Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Through their blog, Facebook, and their music, the couple has documented the entire struggle.
Joey decided to stop all treatment in October of 2015, after learning the cancer was terminal. Joey entered hospice care the next month.