Rory Feek has created a special video to celebrate his wife Joey’s incredible life and talents as she endures her last days with terminal cancer.
In a post shared to his blog, This Life I Live, Feek revealed that his wife has been asleep for many days, and her body is beginning to shut down. “The hospice nurse came again this morning and said Joey will most-likely only be with us for a few more days… at the most,” he wrote.
During this difficult time, Rory spent time sifting through photos of his wife from their life together. He also revisited a song they had recorded but never released, entitled “In The Time That You Gave Me.” Rory combined those memories to create a slideshow that shows his wife in happier times, from quiet moments at home to their debut at the Grand Ole Opry.
“I could barely listen or watch at first,” he admitted. “But then, as I listened and watched more… I smiled more and I cried less.”
As Joey Feek’s loved ones try to deal with the reality that her days on Earth may be few, Rory is content with the fact that his wife led a full and happy life. “In the time that God gave her… I believe Joey’s given all she could give. She’s loved all she could love and lived all she could live.”
“Thank you to all who have followed my wife’s beautiful journey… who are still following. Though our hearts are heavy we all need to do our best to remember that this is not the end. It’s only the beginning,” Rory writes. “When Joey takes her last breath here… she will take her first breath there. In Heaven.”
Click below to watch Rory Feek’s heartbreaking video tribute to his wife, Joey.