Country singer Joey Feek has been tying up loose ends and saying her goodbyes to dear friends whom she believes she will never see again according to an updated post written by her husband Rory Feek on Saturday, January 16.
Rory reveals that his terminally ill wife, Joey Feek, is “inconsolable” over saying goodbye to her best friend, Julie Zamboldi. “I put my arms around her and asked what was wrong,” Rory wrote of his wife, who is in hospice care. “As her lips quivered and she tried to catch her breath, the tears streamed down her cheeks and Joey said, ‘I don’t think I will ever see her again.’” Zamboldi has been close friends with Rory and Joey for nearly eight years after meeting the couple at their first Big & Buckle Festival.
“Like an angel from heaven, it was as if God sent Julie to us. To her,” Rory continued. “But none of us exactly knew why, until the cancer showed up again this summer.” Zamboldi has stuck by Joey’s side through thick and thin every step as she has battled cancer.
When Joey started losing her hair, Zamboldi shaved her own head to show her support for her best friend helping by not only showing her support but pitching doing things around the house and helping with the children during the family’s tough times. Sadly Joey continues to grow weaker and weaker and doesn’t have much time left here on Earth. As previously reported, Joey’s last days have been filled with so much heartache and emotion. Just days ago a tearful Rory revealed that Joey stated that she is ready to die and “come home to Jesus.”
Earlier this week, Rory said also stated that he has “no desire to go on singing” without his leading lady and that the couple’s upcoming album will be the last one.”This album is so special to us, especially Joey,” he says. “It’s filled with songs that she grew singing in church and her mother sang to her all through her childhood.” Feek, 49, continues, “It’s the last album we will ever make and the last songs that we will ever sing together. That makes it very, very special to Joey and me.”
The couple have stated at this point in Joey’s condition that their only choice is to take things one day at a time.”Some days when Joey feels good, she will still sing to Indy. ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider,’ ‘Pat-a-Cake, Pat-a-Cake’ or a hymn,” he says. “And for a few minutes, Joey isn’t a woman dying of cancer connected to a machine with morphine … she’s a mother connected to her baby by love.”
Joey + Rory recently received a Grammy Award nomination for best country duo/group performance.He adds, “I can tell you, though … win or lose, together or separated by fate … Joey will be right beside me then and every moment before and after that day. If not in person, then in my heart. Always.”