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Rory Feek: Wife has no regrets, likely days to live

ALEXANDRIA, Ind. (WISH) — Country music singer and Indiana native Joey Feek likely has days to live, her husband said Monday.

In an emotion-filled blog post, Rory Feek wrote his wife had said goodbye to family and given “one last kiss” to her 2-year-old daughter. Rory wrote that his wife had been asleep for days.

Joey, who grew up in Alexandria, underwent surgery last year to treat cervical cancer. Treatment was ended when tumors returned and the cancer spread.

The couple formed the Joey+Rory musical duo.

Shortly before drifting to sleep, Joey said she had no regrets, her husband wrote.

Here is a portion of his writing:

My wife has been asleep for days now and her body is shutting down quickly. 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.

A few more days… In the 40 short years that Joey has lived, my bride has accomplished many great things… she’s lived a very full life. But even more than that, she has loved those around her greatly and been loved greatly in return. I can honestly say that Joey’s isn’t just a life well-lived, it’s a life well-loved.

God only gives each of us a certain amount of time to be on this earth and every day when we wake up, we get to decide how we are going to spend those precious minutes and hours. There are no do-overs, no second-chances, no next-time-around’s to get it right. Joey knew this and she has made each and every day count.

One of the last things Joey said before she drifted into the deep sleep she’s been in for a few days now is, “I have no regrets… I can honestly say, that I have done everything I wanted to do and lived the life I always wanted to live”.

Rory Feek also thanked the thousands of people sharing his wife’s story online.

…I am thankful. So very thankful – that our story has been shared and shared and shared. Thankful that because it’s being picked up and shared by dozens of news organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals on Facebook and elsewhere, somehow my wife’s life and ultimately her death, might possibly help or encourage someone else somewhere.

That this life she’s living might impact the life of someone that she and I will never meet, and never see, at least this side of heaven.

That is a good thing. No, that is a great thing. Thank you.

Shortly after the birthday of their 2-year-old daughter, named Indiana, Joey said a final farewell to loved ones, Rory wrote.

Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them… to her mother and father and her three sisters. There were lots of tears as she explained to each one how much she loved them and that she was going to be going home soon.

That her time here was done and she was going to go to sleep soon. And then she asked me to bring our baby in. And so… I set our little Indy on Joey’s lap and we all cried with my wife as she told her how much her mama loved her and, “…you be a big girl for your papa… and that mama will be watching over you”.

And then she pulled Indiana up and she kissed her.

One last kiss.

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