Joey Feek may not be able to get out and go anywhere on Valentine’s Day, but that doesn’t mean her husband, Rory, doesn’t have any plans for her.
On his blog, This Life I Live, Rory shared what he has planned for their special day. He first recalled their first ever date, which just so happened to be on Valentine’s Day, back in 2002. At the time, Joey was working at the Tennessee Equine Hospital, and Joey invited Rory to be her date for their Valentine’s Day get-together.
“That night must’ve gone pretty well… because two months later we were engaged and two months after that, Joey and I were married,” Rory wrote in the post titled “the master plan.”
Rory said he would really love to have a romantic candle-light dinner with his wife, complete with rib-eyes and glasses of red wine around a campfire at their home. However, he knows that is simply not possible.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Joey Feek was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer in May 2014, three months after giving birth to her daughter Indiana (Indy for short). She later underwent a radical hysterectomy and several rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. However, despite the intense treatments, an October 2015 scan revealed that Joey’s cancer had returned, and was spreading quickly and aggressively throughout her body.
After the cancer discovery, Joey was left to make the hardest decision of her life: to continue treatment knowing that it would only buy her a bit more time or say enough is enough. As heartbreaking as it was, Joey decided to stop receiving treatment and returned to her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, in hospice care to spend the remainder of her time with her family and friends. Although Joey and Rory had planned on returning to their farmhouse in Tennessee, Joey decided she wanted to stay in her hometown to be close to her family, so that is where they have been living for the past four months.
“Neither Joey, nor I, have laid eyes on our farmhouse back in Tennessee since the middle of October,” Rory wrote. “On top of that, Joey’s illness hasn’t allowed her to be able to eat much of anything for some time now and she sleeps most of the days and nights away. So my hope this year instead is to hold her hand and take her on a ‘virtual’ walk down memory lane together… with pictures and videos on my laptop.”
Rory hopes to bring back all of the memories they have made over the past 14 years and give her glimpses of how life was before cancer ravaged through her body.
“I want to take her back to where our lives first began together, and relive this beautiful journey that God has taken us on… from that first song she heard me sing at the Bluebird cafe, to the last one we sang together as we stood on stage and took our final bow… to the songs that she will leave behind here on earth and the ones she will soon sing for eternity to our sweet Lord in that heavenly choir up yonder. A trip down memory lane together…That, and I’m hoping for a few soft kisses. The passion for each other that Joey and I once had has been replaced by the sweetest, gentlest kisses. I live for those kisses. They are enough.”
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