Take a moment and listen to this beautiful song, When I’m Gone, by Joey Feek. Feek is half of the Joey + Rory bluegrass duo. Feek has cervical cancer and has entered hospice.
CNN: Vaccine Too Late for Generation X
Virtually all cervical cancer is caused by HPV, which more than 20 million Americans have. This is the cancer that is going to kill a lot of Generation X women. I hate to share something so negative, but it’s true and more people need to know what their options are for prevention and treatment. CNN published an important story in early November. Read “Cancer on the rise and the vaccine too late for Generation X.”
Check out Joey + Rory’s beautiful website, which leads with the I Corinthians 13:13: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Rory also has a blog, This Life I Live.
When I’m Gone Campaign
A campaign is underway to boost When I’m Gone to the top of the iTunes chart. You can learn more about that on Wide Open Country. Here are the haunting lyrics:
A bright sunrise will contradict
The heavy fog that weighs you down.
In spite of all the funeral songs,
The birds will make their joyful sounds.
You’ll wonder why the Earth still moves.
You’ll wonder how you’ll carry on.
But you’ll be okay on that first day when I’m gone.
Dusk will come with fireflies and whipoorwill and crickets call.
And every star will take it’s place
In silv’ry gown and purple shawl
You’ll lie down in our big bed
Dread the dark and dread the dawn.
But you’ll be alright on that first night when I’m gone.
You will reach for me in vain.
You’ll be whispering my name
As if sorrow were your friend
And this world so alien
But life will call with daffodils
And morning glorious blue skies.
You’ll think of me–some memory
And softly smile to your surprise.
And even though you love me still, you will know where you belong.
Just give it time. We’ll both be fine when I’m gone.
Joey + Rory made a Christmas album, Farmhouse Christmas. It includes a favorite of mine from Merle Haggard, If We Make It Through December. Buy it here.
Many prayers for the Feeks.