Joey Feek and Rory Feek initially rose to fame as a country music duo. But since Joey has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the Feek family also has become beloved for showing their courage and faith amid the heartbreak of knowing that the time Joey has left with her husband Rory and 2-year-old daughter Indiana is tragically limited. Using social media and his blog to share their journey together, Feek recently revealed the joys that this month has brought, from a Grammy nomination to what’s thought to be their last Valentine’s Day together to Indiana’s second birthday party.
The couple recently released a new album, Hymns, which soared to the top place on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and Top Christian Albums chart. That success marks the first time Joey + Rory have earned the No. 1 ranking on both charts, reported Taste of Country.
In addition, Hymns rose to No. 4 on Billboard’s 200 chart. The success of having their career best sales week, however, comes amid the knowledge that this will be their last album together because of Joey’s terminal cancer.
Joey has focused on family from her hospice bed, achieving her goal of seeing the Grammy ceremony and celebrating Indiana’s second birthday.
Most recently, Rory offered a glimpse into their day-to-life with a touching photo of Joey making dinner from her hospice bed, reported People.
“When a mother can’t get to the kitchen, but wants so much to help make her family dinner… you bring the kitchen to mama,” wrote Feek for his caption.
The support for Joey and Rory to win the Grammy was overwhelming. Unable to travel because of Joey’s frail health, the Feek family viewed the award ceremony together. The nomination for Joey + Rory was in the category of Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “If I Needed You.” It was Little Big Town who took home the honors with “Girl Crush.”
Joey expressed her sorrow that they lost, revealed Rory, and pleaded with him to travel to the award ceremony if they were nominated in the future.
“I told her that I would. Then her smile widened and she winked and said, ‘And guess what… I’ll know the winner before you do,'” added Feek in his blog.
Despite the knowledge that Joey has terminal cancer, the Feek family has sought to stay thankful, reported Us Weekly.
“There have been big parties for little people and small losses with great lessons,” reflected Rory on the joys they have experienced recently. “We even had a romantic night filled with more love for each other than we even thought possible. But mostly, this has been a week filled with thankfulness.”
The diagnosis of cervical cancer occurred in 2014. Last November, Joey decided it was time to enter hospice care.
One of the delights that have lit up Joey’s life amid the tragedy is their little girl Indiana. A thrilled Rory reported that their daughter has started to talk, noted the Daily Mail.
Feek documented his pride on social media. Indiana was chatting in their auto following a visit to the grocery store, and Rory didn’t even need to encourage her with sign language.
‘”Look papa, no hands”!!! I took Indy to the grocery store this afternoon and by the time we got home she was saying sounds back to me without using sign language,” posted Rory proudly.
As the Inquisitr reported, Overstock has created a way for Joey + Rory fans to share their messages of love and support for the courageous couple with a virtual card.
To share, you can use the hashtag #CardForJoeyRory on Instagram or Twitter to contribute to the virtual card.
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