Joey Feek has set a new goal… to live through February.
The singer, who is part of the duo Joey and Rory with her husband Rory Feek, has been battling cancer since she was diagnosed last year. The disease has taken a toll on her body, making her incredibly weak and leaving her confined to her bed. However, despite her prognosis, Joey has never given up on hope for a miracle. She remains strong in her faith, and still believes she can beat this “monster” we call cancer.
On Monday, December 7, Rory shared an update on the duo’s Facebook page, revealing some very exciting news… Joey and Rory’s version of “If I Needed You” has been nominated for a Grammy Award. The couple decided to record the song to celebrate the birth of their daughter Indiana, and they later used their version as the background music to Indiana’s birth video, which Rory shared on his blog, This Life I Live. They never thought the song would be nominated for such a prestigious award, and Joey’s tears of joy proved it.
“…woke my bride up this morning with a baby in my arms and the news that our version of “If I Needed You” was nominated for a Grammy,” Rory wrote in his Facebook post. “As her excitement and tears flowed into mine. She said, ‘how can that be?’…the song received no radio airplay… no press… no critical acclaim… and the only music video we made for it was to celebrate the day our little Indiana was born.”
“God is so good.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
During a recent interview with The Tennessean, Rory Feek spoke about his wife’s excitement, and revealed her new goal for the future. All Joey wants right now is to live through February, which is a big month for the Feeks. Not only is their daughter’s birthday in February, they are also planning on releasing their album Hymns That Are Important To Us on Valentine’s Day, and the Grammys will take place later that month.
“Joey and I woke (Monday) morning just thankful for the chance to have another day to be together,” Rory Feek told the news site. “That was enough. When you honestly don’t know what tomorrow will bring, you don’t think any farther than today. But hearing the news brought not only tears and smiles, it has brought us hope.”
Up until now, Joey has just been taking each day as it comes, and has been living her life to the fullest, cherishing each memory, both new and old. Now, Joey has a set a new goal. The “When I’m Gone” singer is determined to live through February to celebrate the many milestones she and Rory are looking forward to.
“Joey set a personal goal (Monday) morning of being here for all three,” Rory said. “She’s so faith-filled and determined, don’t be surprised if you see us sitting in the audience at the award show, holding hands and smiling when they open the ballot and read the winner’s name.”
[Photo via This Life I Live]