Not only are Joey+Rory amazing partners in the world of country music - but also in real life. In fact, Joey and Rory Feek have been married for 13 years, and have three beautiful daughters. While they have spent many years traveling the world performing their music, the couple currently lives a more simplified life on a farm in Tennessee.
Joey and Rory Feek are well-loved by fans, and not just for their music. In fact, the couple has been sharing pictures and blogs on the internet - giving everyone an inside look into their happy lives. However, not everything has been joyful for the Feek family... In 2014, Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer. And just a short time after that, it was announced that it was terminal.
Although information about Joey's fading condition has been shared all along the way, nothing has been more painful to read than Rory's latest blog post. In it, he describes how his wife Joey's time on earth is believed to be coming to an end. Here are some of his emotional words:
"And now, here I sit beside my dying wife. I don’t say those words lightly. As a matter-of-fact, I haven’t said them at all. But my beautiful bride has said them to me in these couple of days... I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t. Yesterday with tears in her eyes and mine, Joey held my hand and told me that she has been having serious talks with Jesus. She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her… she’s ready to come home."
Wow, what unbelievable strength and courage Joey has. It's difficult to fathom what her entire family must be going through right now...
As a tribute to Joey, here is the duo's rendition of "Amazing Grace."
May they all be given peace
Joey has been a shining light in many people's lives, in more ways than one. We pray that her last days on earth are full of peace and happiness with her family... You can learn more about the couple's journey on their site, This Life I Live.