In an emotional blog post shared Saturday, country star Rory Feek said he is coming to terms with his wife Joey’s terminal cancer.
“Here I sit beside my dying wife,” Rory, 49, wrote on This Life I Live about Joey, 40, who is currently in hospice care for terminal cancer. “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.”
He discusses how her pain has gotten worse in recent days and her dosages of morphine have greatly increased.
“I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t.”
He said that Joey recently told him she had been speaking with Jesus. “She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her … she’s ready to come home.”
Rory talks about the couple’s 2012 song ‘When I’m Gone,’ which is supposed to be from the point of view of someone who is dying.
“Our ‘make-believe’ song and video seems to be coming true,” he wrote in the blog post. “Some call it ‘life imitating art’. I don’t. I call it God.