My wifeâ€™s greatest dream came true today. Â She is in Heaven.
The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tearsÂ are dry. Â Joey is in the armsÂ of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior.
At 2:30 this afternoon, as we were gathered around her, holding hands and praying.. my precious bride breathed her last. Â And a moment later took her first breath on the other side.
As I held her hand and kissed her goodbye one last timeâ€¦ I was reminded of another dream of hers that came true. Â A few months ago through gracious help of Kathy Olen, a friend of ours in Nashville, and many othersâ€¦ I had been sent a short video that Dolly Parton had made for Joey.
From the time she was four years old, Joey had been singing Dollyâ€™s songs and dreamed of one day meeting her. Â Coat of Many Colors was a regular part of our show and at home she loved to put on Dolly and listen to â€œHello Godâ€, â€œWhen I Sing For Himâ€, â€œMe and Little Andyâ€ and many others. Â She never got the chance to meet her in person and had no idea that Dolly even knew who she was. Â But that changed one Friday evening this past November.
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