You’re gonna need your tissues for this one.
In Rory Feek‘s latest blog post, the country singer reveals that his wife Joey is “more frail than ever” as she lives her remaining days battling terminal cancer.
The touching post described Joey’s love of gardening and how she always looks forward to spring the way some look forward to Christmas. A love that she is continuing (with the help of her family) from her hospice bed.
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The devoted husband penned:
“She does it because it’s important to her. Planting a garden and raising food that she can feed her family is part of who Joey is. That doesn’t stop just because you have cancer or are stuck in a bed for months-on-end. Life goes on. And what was important, is still important to her. I love that about my wife. That, and a million other things.”
He added that he has been sitting at his bride’s bedside, taking notes as she tells him how to keep the garden going after she’s gone:
“I will keep the garden going. Joey’s garden. And I’m sure in time, I will learn to love it too. Because she loved it. And part of her will be with us… in every seed we plant, and every vegetable we harvest … and every bite we take.”
Rory concluded the post with an update on Joey’s condition:
“So thin and gaunt, and more frail than ever, my wife is sowing her seeds – putting down roots in the soil of our lives and hearts. Getting us ready for something that we can’t see right now for the tears in our eyes… something she might not even get to see at all. Spring.”
In case you needed another reminder of how truly special Joey is as a person, here is a list of things that are important to her (turned into song, of course):
JOEY+RORY – “Thats Important To Me” from Hickory Films on Vimeo.
So sad. Prayers for Joey!
[Image via This Life I Live.]
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