Rory Feek posted a heart wrenching tale on his blog over the weekend. For the first time he refers to Joey as his “dying wife.” He told his readers that Joey is ready to leave this world and has been having in depth conversations with Jesus.
But, he also tells a tale of how God has given him a present. In 2012, when they were recording an album, the couple decided to perform a song by a friend who is an undiscovered songwriter. Their hope was that perhaps this could catapult Sandy Lawrence’s career.
The song they chose was “When I’m Gone.” Initially they were going to sing it together, but instead they opted for Joey to sing it to Rory. The video was cut in a manner that showed Rory experiencing the pain of losing Joey.
The couple had no idea how profound the song would be just a few years later. Rory says this is not life imitating art, but this was God’s way of giving Joey a gift.
He knew I would need her to tell me goodbye… not just once, but a thousand times. And I’d need to know that no matter how much time passes, that she loves me still. And He made it so that if I needed to be reminded of her beautiful life and heart and voice… she would only be a ‘click’ away.
Am I angry at the irony of the song? No. How could I be?
How many men who are losing the woman they love get a gift like that? None that I know of.
This song will be on the couple’s upcoming album. Watch the video below, but be warned that it’s incredibly touching and you may need a Kleenex or two.
What are ways you hear God speaking to you? Please share your experiences.
H/T: This Life I Live