Monday, February 29, 2016

A Final Present

Category:  News

Rory Feek has been keeping the world abreast of the battle his wife Joey endures as she is dying of cervical cancer.  His most recent blog reports that Joey helped celebrate daughter Indiana's second birthday, which was the last thing she wanted to do.  

"Enough is enough," she said as she decided to stop fighting to stay alive.  Rory said that she's asleep most of the time now, and her body is shutting down.  The hospice nurse said that Joey's remaining time is limited to "a matter of days."

Joey has received one final present, though.  This one is from her fans:  the Joey + Rory album, Hymns, debuted at #1 on the Billboard country albums chart.  It also debuted at #4 on the pop charts, sitting there amid Adele, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber releases.  

Rory no doubt has a long, hard road ahead of him, while Joey's road is reportedly very close to the end.  I'm glad that she has lived to see the music she and her husband created together finally acknowledged by the public.

Remember them in your thoughts and prayers.

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