In a new blog post, Rory Feek says his wife Joey has been coming to terms with her battle with terminal cancer during what are likely her final days.
In his latest update on the couple’s blog, This Life I Live, Rory describes describes the emotional journey from the moment they recorded “When I’m Gone” — the song that imagines a heartbreaking time where his wife might’ve left this world — to the here and now: Joey Feek is coming to terms with her life’s end, and having begun to engage in a conversation with her savior, Jesus Christ.
“Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine,” he recounted, “Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus, ” Rory explained. “She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her… she’s ready to come home.”
Rory went on to describe his own struggle to accept the reality that his wife won’t make it alive out of her battle with terminal cancer.
“I don’t say those words lightly,” Rory says. “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.”
Feek went on to reveal the reality of his wife’s current condition. “I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t.”
Unfortunately, the initial fear and heartbreak that the couple first felt during the video shoot for “When I’m Gone” has now become a reality. “The Our ‘make-believe’ song and video seems to be coming true,” Rory continues.
“Am I angry at the irony of the song? No,” Feek states. “How could I be? How many men who are losing the woman they love get a gift like that? None that I know of.”
Rory Feek also revealed that “When I’m Gone” has been added to the track list of their upcoming album, Hymns That Are Important to Us.
“It’s not a classic hymn, but to us it is,” Feek says. “It is a very special song, filled with hope and love. And in time, I believe it will have the power to help heal a million broken hearts… Even mine.”
Joey Feek is expected to live only a few more days. To better grasp what the pop country duo is going through, you can watch a new video of Rory and Joey Feek released on their blog in an emotional tribute to their love for one another with Joey expected to live only a few more days.