Joey Feek gives one final goodbye to husband Rory, daughter Indiana

By Wade Sheridan   |   March 1, 2016 at 7:57 AM
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ALEXANDRIA, Ind., March 1 (UPI) -- Joey Feek said her final goodbyes to her family as her heartbreaking battle with terminal cancer comes to an end.

"There's the easy way...and then there's the best, right way," her husband and country music singing partner Rory Feek wrote on the couple's blog, This Life I Live Monday detailing Joey's final days.

"Joey gathered her family together around her and she said goodbye to each of them...to her mother and father and her three sisters," he continued. "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."

As Rory would go onto to explain, this would be the last time Joey gets to see her family. "My wife has been asleep for days now and her body is shutting down quickly," he wrote in the emotional post. "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."

Joey was diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer in 2014 with Rory updating fans on her health status on the couple's official website ever since. In November, the terminally ill Joey was placed under hospice care a month after she stopped treatment because the disease was spreading aggressively.

Recently the Feeks of Joey + Rory fame celebrated Indiana's second birthday with Rory mentioning how blessed he feels for Joey to spend more time their daughter. "For the most part, Indiana's big day was nothing but joy and more joy. She has a way of bringing even the most painful parts of life back into perspective," he wrote at the time.

Rory is remaining strong however and choosing to remember the life his wife led. "In the time that God gave her... I believe Joey's given all she could give. She's loved all she could love and lived all she could live," Rory continued before thanking fans for all of their support.

"And thank you to all who have followed my wife's beautiful journey. Who are still following. Though our hearts are heavy we all need to do our best to remember that this is not the end. It's only the beginning. When Joey takes her last breath here... she will take her first breath there. In Heaven."

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