Joey Feek is battling terminal cancer, but in a recent update, her husband Rory Feek provided a sweet success for the country music star. Joey was able to get out of her hospice bed to spend time with the Feeks’ daughter, Indiana, reported MSN.
Rory has been regularly sharing the latest news with the many fans of the country singers. And although Joey continues to struggle with cancer, Feek revealed in his new update that she spent time bonding with their 22-month-old daughter.
“It’s 60 and sunny outside today and even brighter inside.. Joey’s out of bed teaching signs to Indy on the floor,” posted Rory on social media.
At 40, Joey has faced cervical cancer and the limited time that she has left with courage, and her 50-year-old husband has chosen to share that courage and their love for each other online. In late November, Feek shared in an update that she could not leave her bed.
But even though she is in hospice, Joey has not surrendered her hope.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that [Joey] doesn’t look me and her family in the eye and say, ‘I’m gonna beat this,’ or, ‘I’m getting better, I believe that,'” shared Feek. “And she asks me if I believe it, and I do. I choose to.”
Christmas isn’t here yet, but Joey and Rory are showing that the holiday spirit has already arrived in their home with celebrations of their own as well as with family and friends. In addition, Feek revealed that they have succeeded in pain management to help her feel positive.
“Joey’s still feeling pretty good. Really good actually,” he recently noted. “We’ve been able to keep her pain under control for the most part and her spirit is just as positive as ever. Even more so here lately.”
And when the duo of Joey + Rory were honored with a Grammy nod for best country duo/group performance, the couple’s joy overflowed.
“God is so good,” Rory posted on social media. “Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Determined to focus on the positive, both Joey and Rory have sought to make what may be their last holiday season as a couple together as bright as possible, reported Us Weekly.
The 40-year-old country singer started her battle with stage IV cervical cancer last year. Joey began hospice care and halted her chemotherapy in autumn. Feek shared that she is aware that he adores Christmas, and she succeeded in providing him with an early gift with their final dance together at the end of November.
“My wife knows I love Christmas,” shared Rory. “There’s a magic that’s in the air that isn’t there any other time of the year.A few days ago, the last day Joey walked, I took her in my arms in the living room and once more put her hand in mine and we danced.”
Feek explained that Joey is passionate about dancing. And just as he has written about her courageous battle with terminal cancer, sharing the good and the bad, Joey believes that dancing should be done the right way or not at all.
“Like dancing, she wants to do this right, or not at all. To share the good, the bad, and the beautiful.”
Fans of Joey and Rory are hoping they can help as their ballad “When I’m Gone” re-appeared on Billboard’s Country Digital Songs chart at Number 7, reported Billboard.
Billboard‘s Country Digital Songs chart showing that success for Joey and Rory is dated November 28, and Nielsen Music reports 27,000 downloads were purchased in the week concluding November 12. That means that the song made beloved by the Feek couple enjoyed a 1,303 percent boost, compared to 2,000.
But fans don’t want to stop there. They are campaigning to push the song to the top position on the charts.
[Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CCMA]