Joey Feek with daughter, Indiana
I think by now most Joey and Rory fans have read Rory’s blog, This Life I Live. For the past several days, the server has responded with “temporarily unable to service your request’. We know that is because of the millions of fans who have been checking it regularly. If you are trying to reach Rory’s blog by clicking on the link in this paragraph, but can’t get there because the server is too busy, People.com has a pretty good up-date, with a recap of the information Rory has posted.
Yesterday, Rory told us that Joey had experienced a great deal of pain on Thursday, and at 4 a.m. on Friday she was taken to the hospital, where she received a lot of pain medication, including morphine, to try to make her more comfortable.
This morning (Nov. 9, 2015), Rory said he was planning to take Joey home later that day. That they have called in Hospice, and that Joey would have a hospital bed at home to try to help her get more comfortable.
We all know that Joey and Rory are Christians, who believe in the power of prayer. Many of us have joined them in prayer. Rory said this was “Not the answer we hoped for… but the answer He has given us.” Rory ended his blog today with this: “Joey is at peace with where she is and where she’s going. So am I. An answer to prayer.”
When a famous person in their 80s or 90s dies, we always say ‘that is so sad’. No, the passing of an 80 or 90 year old person, who has lived that long, and left a legacy is not sad. We should all be thankful that they lived that long, and appreciate the great things they accomplished. When a young mother (famous or not), is being taken away by cancer, it is more than just sad. It is heartbreaking.
Back with more later.