Just because Joey and Rory won’t be able to attend this year’s Grammy Awards doesn’t mean they won’t be watching them from the comfort of their own home.
According to a new post on Rory’s blog, This Life I Live, Rory already has big plans for the country music duo to celebrate their Grammy nomination for this year’s Vocal Duo of the Year. He said he, Joey, and Indiana, along with “Joey’s mama and daddy and her three sisters and their kids,” will all gather around Joey’s hospice bed to watch the Grammy Awards take place on Monday night.
“We’ll watch the presenters and performances and scan the cutaways to the audience for our daughters and our manager in the sea of people dressed-to-the-nines for the big night,” Rory Feek wrote, adding that his daughters from his previous marriage, Heidi and Hopie Feek, along with their manager Aaron, were already on their way to Los Angeles to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony in their honor. “And we will smile at each other and wonder how in the world we got so blessed. How we’ve come so far without going anywhere at all.”
Heidi and Hopie Feek left Nashville on Friday morning to head to Los Angeles, where they will be staying with family friends and will be “attending all the events that we would’ve loved to have been there for.”
“Representing us. Seeing and even meeting some of their musical heroes and having a wonderful time I hope. And raising a glass and toasting to their mom and dad and this extraordinary, ordinary life we are all living.”
Because of Joey’s current condition, Joey and Rory Feek won’t be able to attend the Grammy Awards ceremony themselves, but they hope to experience it through their daughter’s eyes. 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). Despite undergoing a radical hysterectomy and rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, Joey’s cancer returned and started spreading to other parts of her body, including her colon. In October, Joey made the heartbreaking decision to stop treatment, and she returned to her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, where she has been living in hospice care.
Rory said Joey tried to get him to go with his daughters many times and even purchased him an airplane ticket, which he said he later canceled. Through Joey’s entire battle with terminal cancer, he has never left her side, and he said he doesn’t plan to now.
“I can’t leave her,” he wrote. “I won’t. I have done many foolish things and made lots of mistakes in my life, but this isn’t going to be one of them. Instead, I will be sitting beside her and cheering on Little Big Town, and Blake Shelton and Charles and all the talented folks who are nominated in our category and others. It’s an honor for us to just be a part of that night, it truly is.”
Feek also revealed that his daughters requested that he write an acceptance speech just in case they were to win the Grammy Award. He said he can’t imagine their name being called, but he also said he can’t imagine everything else that has happened over the past few years, the good stuff and the bad. However, he said he will prepare the speech and will then run in by Joey to get her stamp of approval before the girls head to the Grammys.
“So I will write something,” Feek continued. “And when she’s awake, I will run what I’ve written by Joey like I do all these blog posts. And she will say “it’s beautiful honey”, and then gently point out the words I’ve misspelled and let me know if I’ve left off something important, or am coming across sounding arrogant or insincere. She’s so smart and good. I might have the words that bring characters to life. But my wife has the character that brings my words to life.”
The 58th Grammy Awards will take place on Monday, February 15, and will air live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. ET.
[Image via This Life I Live]