Rory Feek Says Terminally Ill Wife Joey Is ‘Ready to Come Home’

Joey & Rory Feek
Joey and Rory Feek in 2012.  Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI

Rory Feek is trying to stay positive through the ups and downs of his wife Joey’s terminal illness. But in an emotional blog post on Friday, January 8, the country singer noted that after a difficult holiday season, Joey is “ready to come home.”

“Her pain and discomfort has continued to increase daily and so has the morphine to help her be comfortable,” he wrote. “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.”

Rory, 49, has documented their life together on his personal blog, This Life I Live, as well as on Facebook, in the days since Joey decided to forgo any further treatment for her stage four cervical cancer back in October.

Joey, 40, was diagnosed in 2014.

The couple, who formed country duo Joey+Rory, have been through both highs and lows in the past few months.

“Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus,” Rory continued in his blog post. “She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her … she’s ready to come home.”

Rory also recalled shooting the music video for a song the pair wrote together in 2012, titled “When I’m Gone,” sung from the perspective of a dying person to her loved ones.

Joey+Rory - "When I'm Gone" from Hickory Films on Vimeo.

“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. 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.”

The couple tied the knot in 2002, and welcomed their baby girl Indiana in February 2014.

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