We're so glad that Joey Feek felt well enough to enjoy the holidays.
On Monday, her husband, Rory Feek, wrote a blog post about their Christmas celebration, and how thankful he was that his wife was able to keep fighting to spend the happy day with their family, especially their daughter Indiana.
Related: Joey Celebrates Indiana's 22-Month Birthday!
The country crooner started the post off by quoting a passage from his daughter's favorite book The Gruffalo. He explained what the story was about, saying:
"In the story, a mouse goes for a stroll through the deep dark wood to find a nut, and he comes upon some difficult obstacles that stand in his way. In order to keep going, the mouse ‘makes up' something called a Gruffalo."
The famous father revealed that even though the mouse knows the Gruffalo isn't real, everyone else begins to believe it. And, at the end of the story, the mouse eventually realizes the Gruffalo actually does exist.
It might seem a little random for the 49-year-old to begin his Christmas post with this book, but he actually confessed that The Gruffalo seems to reflect his own life and Joey's cancer battle, explaining:
"That's a little like our holidays here year. In early November, Christmas seemed still so far away. And the prognosis was clear that there was a good chance Joey wasn't going to be with us then and that this Christmas was going to be a difficult one to get through. 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."
But his family's story had a happy ending too! He added:
"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."
We're so glad everyone had such a fun-filled holiday! And the festivities just made him even more optimistic for the future! He wrote:
"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."
And you can ch-ch-check out the sweet snaps he shared from the big day in the gallery (above) while you fight back the tears!
[Image via Rory Feek.]
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