Country singer Joey Feek is nearing death but that has not stopped her from sharing sweet memories with her husband and two stepdaughters. The cancer-stricken singer is spending her last days with her family, who are showering their love and support on the mother-of-one.
"It's been important to her to share some things that she wants me and our girls to remember after she's gone," her husband and fellow country singer Rory Feek told People Magazine. He also revealed that his ailing wife was giving him directions on how to move on and take care of the family and the house after she is gone.
"More than once, I have found myself beside her bed taking notes as she shares things like when the best time to plant the garden will be this spring, how to prune the fruit trees and to make sure we still set aside a percentage of what we make as a tithe each month."
Rory, who is being lauded by fans for being a strong support during his wife's brave cancer battle, said Joey shares a great bond with his two grown-up daughters from a previous marriage. He shared multiple Instagram pictures featuring the singer and his daughters proving his claims.
"Though Joey didn't come into their lives until they were teenagers, my girls love her as their mother and she loves them as her own. They also love their baby sister so much, and they hurt for her and all that Joey is going to miss as she grows up. They have made many trips here from home in Tennessee just to be close to us, spend time with Indy and love on Joey."
In his 9th January post in his blog site This Life I Live, the 50-year-old Grammy-nominated singer revealed his wife was dying and that even morphine was not able to help in reducing the pain. "Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus. She said she told him that if He's ready to take her... she's ready to come home," he wrote.
The singer was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in 2014, after which she underwent intense sessions of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, her remission period didn't last long as the cancer returned in an aggressive form. Doctors stopped the treatment after they discovered the tumours had spread to other parts of the singer's body and sent her to hospice care in November 2015 so that she could spend the remaining days with her family.