Terminally ill singer Joey Feek is ready to end her cancer battle after saying goodbye to her family.
The Joey + Rory star has been battling cervical cancer since 2014, and her husband Rory Feek believes her pain will soon come to an end.
Rory has been keeping fans updated with their difficult journey with his blog, and on Monday (29Feb16), he shared a post titled One Last Kiss, referring to a final expression of love Joey shared with their two-year-old daughter Indiana.
"Over the last number of weeks her pain had gotten worse and her health had continued to decline rapidly," he wrote. "And not long after Indy’s birthday my wife decided that 'enough is enough'. She was ready to stop fighting and she told me so. She said the flowers would soon be blooming back in Tennessee.
"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 to be going home soon. That her time here was done and she was going to go to sleep soon."
Rory continued, "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. One last kiss."
He knows his wife's passing is now imminent, as her body is on the verge of completely shutting down.
"My wife has been asleep for days now and her body is shutting down quickly," he continued. "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.
"God only gives each of us a certain amount of time to be on this earth and every day when we wake up, we get to decide how we are going to spend those precious minutes and hours. There are no do-overs, no second-chances, no next-time-around’s to get it right. Joey knew this and she has made each and every day count."