Joey and Rory Feek‘s inspiring love story has touched countless hearts across the country.
The devoted husband has stood by his wife’s side as she battles terminal cancer — and has documented the steps along the way via his blog This Life I Live.
If you’re anything like us, you know the story (and cry a little every time you hear it).
The 50-year-old gospel singer hopes that one day the footage and memories recorded during this precious time — like Christmas and birthday celebrations — will serve the Grammy-nominated duo’s 23-month-old daughter Indiana in the future. He told People:
“Without realizing I was doing it, God has allowed me to capture hours and hours of Joey and her life at home on the farm, raising Indiana and playing music. I can’t help but believe that those clips will be an important part of keeping Joey’s memory alive in Indy’s heart.”
Ultimately, Feek wants his documentation to mean something. If you ask us, it already does.
“I want This Life I Live to matter. To not look back and wish that I had done something different. To dream incredible dreams and risk being a fool for something that I believe in. To say something or create something that can make a difference in someone’s life, including mine.”
While the singer is more accustomed to writing lyrics, he’s found creative comfort in getting his feelings down in words for the blog:
“I am a songwriter who hasn’t been writing songs in the last couple of years, so sitting down and writing these stories about our lives has been a wonderful creative outlet for me. Each blog post has also been therapeutic for me, in the sense that there are some parts of what we’re going through that I’m not sure what to make of. Writing about it helps me to sort out what I feel and how to respond to the twists and turns that life has taken us on.”
On behalf of everyone, we’d like to thank Joey and Rory for their openness and willingness to share their incredible story.
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