After entering hospice care in early November, the singer returned to her hometown in Indiana to bond with family, including the couple’s three children: Indiana and Rory’s daughters from a previous relationship, Heidi, 29, and Hopie, 27.

On his blog, Rory described a typical morning as he and Joey faced her final days. Credit: That would be beyond our wildest dreams.” Despite losing the trophy to Little Big Town, Rory explained via Instagram that an honorary medal from the Recording Academy was “more than enough.”, RELATED: Joey and Rory Feek: Their Touching Love Story’, While coming to terms with losing his wife, Rory found solace in documenting Joey’s last chapter with her family. We just wanted to do it well.

She made a life that’s going to continue long after she was here. We always believed that at any moment God could heal her and change how this story ends.

The duo was the third-place finalist on CMT's competition Can You Duet in 2008. So when this came around, it was just another part of our story and my wife bravely wanted to share all of it with everyone. Early on, I realized that my favorite part of writing songs was that I was telling a story, and I wasn’t just telling a story that I made up. Be sure to subscribe to the Jesus Calling Podcast on iTunes. But somewhere in the show I introduced my daughters Heidi and Hopie, who were there.

“She is in Heaven.

I was playing a writer’s night at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, a real famous place where songwriters perform, and she was in the audience and she saw me perform. Whenever you feel inadequate, remember that I am your ever-present Help. If you would like to opt out of browser push notifications, please refer to the following instructions specific to your device and browser: Joey Feek Has Died: 'She Is in Heaven,' Singer's Husband Rory Says. And I know he loves me. Get push notifications with news, features and more. We had been very honestly and authentically telling our story; the good and bad, the struggles and the great joys that we’ve had. “Sometimes there just aren’t enough surgeries – or doctors – or chemotherapies – or prayers,” Rory wrote in October on his blog This Life I Live, which has become a testament to his love for Joey. I listen to our little one playing and talking to herself in her crib as I listen to what God has to say through the words on the page and silently talk to Him.” Once again, here’s Rory. And then, just really didn’t make it, so we moved back to Texas. It is called “C Is For The Christ Child” and Joey recorded it with her Daddy playing guitar for her 40 years ago… 51 Comments. Whether it’s that story or the film that we got to share; the documentary that really covered two and a half years of our lives called “To Joey With Love.” That’s a little bit of a different story; a little bit more of a story.

I listen to our little one playing and talking to herself in her crib as I listen to what God has to say through the words on the page and silently talk to Him.” Once again, here’s Rory.

That’s really how I discovered music and why I love storytelling in general. Rory: My wife had an amazing gift of living her life very purposefully but also, she had an amazing voice that she used in a wonderful way.

“And you have to wipe the tears from your cheeks and say the words that you were hoping to never have to say … enough.”.

Yet Joey hung on, living for big milestones – including Indy’s second birthday and her last Valentine’s Day with Rory – as well as everyday tasks like making dinner from her hospital bed. Narrator: The great love story of Joey and Rory began at that songwriter’s night and continues today, even through Joey’s cancer diagnosis, treatment and her ultimate goodbye in March of 2016.