Joey Feek Defies Cancer With Last Dance For Rory & Xmas Joy For Daughter: Country Stars Share Love & Courage

Joey Feek is challenging her terminal cancer diagnosis by focusing on the warmth and joy of Christmas. Under hospice care, the 40-year-old country singer and husband Rory are looking to stay in the spirit of the holiday season by staying close to each other and those they love, reports People.

Turning to his blog, titled, This Life I Live, to share his feelings about Joey, Rory revealed that Joey wants him to experience and enjoy Christmas, which he has always cherished.

“My wife knows I love Christmas. There’s a magic that’s in the air that isn’t there any other time of the year,” posted Rory.

Joey Feek seeks to feel the joy of the true Christmas spirit despite coming near the end of her journey with terminal cancer. Joey Feek seeks to feel the joy of the true Christmas spirit despite coming near the end of her journey with terminal cancer. [Image via Thislifeilive.com]Terminal cancer has impacted Joey’s physical health to the point where she cannot leave her bed. But, as she lies there in Alexandria, Indiana, the community surrounding her childhood home has gotten together to make sure that Joey and the Feek family have an extra-special holiday.

Rory and his wife have a beloved pizza cafe, called Pizza King. The restaurant made a very kingly gesture by giving the couple something especially meaningful, because it was intended for their beloved daughter Indiana, who is just 21-months-old. The giant bag of gifts featured carefully wrapped gifts to take the little girl and her parents through Christmas Day.

“Joey’s sisters and I opened the bag and realized that those nice folks had bought and wrapped 25 separate presents (they’re all different books I think) for Indiana to open,” recalled Rory of the family’s delight in the generous present. “One each day from December 1st, all the way through Christmas. What a beautiful, thoughtful thing to do.”

December 4 provided the Feeks with a time to share their love when Indiana opened up a present sitting on Joey’s lap.

The pizza cafe isn’t the only one to give a kind gesture from the community. Joey, Rory and daughter Indiana were able to make the move to a larger home.

“Another blessing from someone in the community who just wants to help [with a] big picture window,” said Rory gratefully.

Joey Feek gazes out picture window as she nears end of battle with terminal cattle. Joey Feek gazes out picture window as she nears end of battle with terminal cattle. [Image via Thislifeilive.com]From that window, Joey can watch birds, such as geese and swans, and deer roam outside. She’s been through a lengthy battle that included a May, 2014 radical hysterectomy and surgery in July. But now, at Christmas, her husband emphasized that she has focused on staying positive, and that the hospice care is managing her pain levels.

“Joey’s still feeling pretty good. Really good actually,” revealed Rory. “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.”

Recently, the Feeks shared their love in a last dance as a couple, reported Us Weekly.

It is symbolic of the love and courage that they have displayed and want to share with the world. At 49, Rory hasn’t hesitated to reveal how he feels about the knowledge that Joey is coming close to saying farewell after struggling for so long with Stage IV cervical cancer.

It was in autumn that the 40-year-old country star revealed her decision to end chemotherapy and go into hospice care. Throughout it all, Rory has been by her side and shared their journey with the world.

“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,” wrote Rory in one blog.

Feek compared Joey’s fondness for dancing with his decision to blog about her cancer.

“Like dancing, she wants to do this right, or not at all. To share the good, the bad, and the beautiful.”

In the “About” section of his This Life I Live blog, Rory also shares his goals for life and his faith in God.

“My name is Rory. I want to live a great story. I want to be a better man. I film. I write. I show up. God does the rest…”

[Image via This life I live.com]