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It’s as if the entire world is holding its breath.

Holding our breath till the news we know is coming is official. Holding our breath as we wait for this country music fairytale with the saddest of endings to reach its ending. Holding our breath and sadly waiting for Joey Feek’s last breath on this earth, and her first one in heaven.


On March 4, Joey+Rory released one of their most intimate photos yet, showing Joey’s hand grasped lovingly in the hands of the couple’s oldest daughter.

…our oldest daughter Heidi by her mama's side last night. Holding on and letting go.

Posted by Joey+Rory on Friday, March 4, 2016

“..our oldest daughter Heidi by her mama’s side last night. Holding on and letting go,” the caption reads underneath the breathtakingly beautiful photo.

It’s yet another snapshot in this extremely sad journey – a journey that Rory says that he feels thankful that so many in the world are following.

“Thank you to all who have followed my wife’s beautiful journey,” Rory wrote in a Feb. 29 blog post. “Though our hearts are heavy we all need to do our best to remember that this is not the end. It’s only the beginning. When Joey takes her last breath here… she will take her first breath there. In Heaven.”

And with that, we all can take a deep breath.

Joey+Rory just shared the most intimate photos with their most anguished of fans Facebook/Joey+Rory
Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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