Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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We are beyond heartbroken.
On Monday, Rory Feek wrote a blog entry called One Last Kiss where he told fans that his ailing wife Joey Feek has only a few days left to live.
"My wife has been asleep for days now and her body is shutting down quickly… The hospice nurse came again this morning and said that Joey will most likely only be with us for a few more days… at the most."
Last June, the singer was diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer, and in November, entered hospice care.
Because of her status, Feek has said her goodbyes to close family members.
"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 home soon. That her time here was done and she was going to sleep soon."
The 40-year-old performer even gave 2-year-old daughter Indiana one last kiss.
"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."'
We are in awe of Joey and Rory's strength during this difficult situation.
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