Where. Are. The. Tissues.
Joey has been under hospice care after ineffective treatments for stage four cervical cancer. In October, doctors gave her from six to nine months to live.
In an interview with the Tennessean, husband and band mate Rory Feek expressed his gratitude for the nod for Best Duo/Group Performance. Their rendition of If I Needed You didn’t have any commercial success and the only music video was a tribute to the birth of their daughter Indiana — so it was a huge surprise to be nominated.
Of hearing the unexpected news, Rory shared:
“Joey and I woke (Monday) morning just thankful for the chance to have another day to be together. That was enough. When you honestly don’t know what tomorrow will bring, you don’t think any farther than today. But hearing the news brought not only tears and smiles, it has brought us hope.”
The Grammys aren’t the only milestone the 40-year-old beauty hopes to witness. Aside from the upcoming holidays, Joey+Rory’s hymns album is set to be released on February 14, followed by little Indiana’s second birthday on February 17.
Rory — who has been documenting this very emotional journey through his blog and Facebook — said Joey holds on to hope that she will survive to see these moments:
“Joey set a personal goal (Monday) morning of being here for all three. She’s so faith-filled and determined, don’t be surprised if you see us sitting in the audience at the award show, holding hands and smiling when they open the ballot and read the winner’s name.”
We certainly hope that’s the case!!
Watch the duo’s Grammy-nominated song (below)!
All the tears.
We’re pulling for you, Joey!!
[Image via Rory Feek/This Life I Live.]