We’ve been following Joey Feek‘s battle with terminal cancer through her husband Rory‘s emotional blog This Life I Live since the end of last year.
There is no doubt that the country singer’s family and friends have rallied behind her, especially Rory and their 23-month-old daughter together Indiana.
Now, we are getting to hear from Joey herself.
With that said, she recalls the moment she fell head over heels for her husband in 2002, a feeling that never faded:
“Rory was singing In the Round at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville with three other songwriters. I was just one of dozens of people in the audience that night. From the first song Rory sang, I fell head over heels for him. I didn’t even know him, but something inside me said, ‘You’re going to marry that man and spend the rest of your lives together.'”
The pair married just two months after that show.
When you know, you know!
The lovebirds quickly combined their talents to create the band Joey + Rory and hit the road to promote their music after a stint on Can You Duet in 2008.
The musical duo expanded their family — which also includes Rory’s older daughters from a previous relationship — in 2014 when Joey gave birth to little Indy.
Just months after the birth of their child, Joey entered grueling (and eventually unsuccessful) treatment for stage IV cervical cancer.
It goes without saying, no one wants to see their loved ones in pain.
Of the tragedy, Rory shares:
“I’m 10 years older than Joey and I always knew that when I get old or if something were to happen to me, Joey would be there beside me no matter what. No matter how hard it was, no matter how I looked or what we faced, she would be there. But I never dreamed that the roles might be reversed and life might require those things from me. For better or worse aren’t just words you say anymore. Because of all Joey is going through, it’s given me the opportunity to live them every day, and follow through and mean the words I said to her at the altar.”
So incredibly sad.
Our thoughts and prayers for a miracle continue to be with the Feeks.
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