Despite all the heartbreak and scary unknowns, the Feek family made sure that Christmas 2015 was full of the most important thing of all— abundant LOVE.
Joey Feek is powering through her terminal cancer diagnosis and making every precious moment count. As we’ve discussed before, the talented Joey + Rory songstress still has some serious goals in mind.
In his heart-tugging and extremely candid blog post titled “A Gruffalo Christmas,” Rory draws comparisons between the popular children’s story and the struggles the Feek family has faced over the last few months.
“So like the mouse in Indy’s story, we all began to ‘make up’ our own Gruffalo. Ours was the belief that it was going to be a wonderful, magical Christmas. We didn’t really believe it – down deep inside we knew we knew better – but still we told ourselves and each other that it was going to be great. And we trudged on through the deep dark wood. And when we got to the other side, it turned out that our Gruffalo was real too. Christmas had come and Joey was not only here with us, but she was doing well and we all had an amazing day together,” shares Rory.
Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer shortly after the birth of daughter Indiana in 2014. Despite putting down roots in Tennessee, Joey wished to return to her home state where she remains in hospice care surrounded by loved ones.
“And so as the New Year approaches, we will continue to believe and trust that what is waiting on the other side of the deep, dark wood is something even better and more beautiful than our minds can even imagine.”
We wish the entire Feek family the best as 2016 quickly approaches.
In December, Joey + Rory got the thrilling news that they had been nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Country Duo / Group Performance’ category for their rendition of “If I Needed You.” The talented husband and wife duo are up against the Brothers Osborne; Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay; Little Big Town; and Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe in the category.
Unable to attend the ceremony, Rory Feek revealed that daughters Heidi and Hopie, along with manager Aaron, traveled to Los Angeles to represent the musicians at the GRAMMYs. Sadly, the duo did not receive the honor— Little Big Town won for their performance of “Girl Crush.” Instead of being surrounded by glitz and glamour, Joey and Rory watched the awards program with their daughter Indiana and Joey’s close family members from the comfort of her room. We hope the couple enjoyed their night despite the results!