Sadly, he reports that Joey can no longer get out of bed. Happily, he tells of the last day she did was able to get up, saying:
“A few days ago, on the last day Joey walked, I took her in my arms in the living room and once more put her hand in mine and we danced. She steadied with her cane and I softly moved her across the room singing George Strait’s ‘You Look So Good In Love’ in her ear.”
He then said that when the song was halfway over, his wife asked if she could lead.
“And I followed her lead as we slowly two-stepped on her mama’s living room floor,” Rory said.
Rory also said that though hospice is a “rollercoaster”, neither he nor Joey are convinced that this is the end of her life just yet. He describes her today, in the sweetest words:
“Though now, she can no longer get out of bed – she is so sharp and clear and her pain, for the most part, is so under control by the medicine that talking to her – you would think she’s her normal self. Thinner. Much thinner. And with a hip new hairdo.
But she is beautiful. So so so beautiful.
When God begins to take the light from the outside… the light inside just shines all that much brighter.
It’s amazing. She’s amazing.”
He also writes that he’s careful what he shares on his blog and social media because Joey wants to be remembered as “a singer of songs. A devoted wife. A loving mother. Not a cancer patient.” But, he says, after carefully considering it, Joey does want to share all of her journey with her fans. As Rory puts it, “Like dancing, she wants to do this right, or not do it at all… to share the good, the bad, and the beautiful.
And so we will.”
These two and their unwavering faith in God’s goodness in all circumstances continue to inspire us SO much…and we pray for them all the more fervently.