Valentine’s Day has always been a special day for Joey and Rory Feek.
In his newest blog post, Rory revealed that his first date ever with his now-ailing wife took place back in 2002 on Valentine’s Day when he attended a work event with his country-singing love. Two months later the pair were engaged.
But things will be celebrated differently this year as Joey battles terminal cancer under hospice care.
With February 14 just days away, the Grammy Awards on Monday, and their daughter Indiana turning two on Wednesday — there is a lot going on in the Feek household.
“What I really want to do on this, our 14th Valentine’s together, is share a romantic candle-lit dinner with my bride: grill out rib-eyes on the campfire back home, pour two glasses of red wine and sit across from her at our kitchen table ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ just like we’ve done on more than one special occasion. But those things aren’t able to happen this year. Neither Joey, nor I, have laid eyes on our farmhouse back in Tennessee since the middle of October. On top of that, Joey’s illness hasn’t allowed her to be able to eat much of anything for some time now and she sleeps most of the days and nights away.”
Instead he offered how the family will spending the holiday:
“So my hope this year instead is to hold her hand and take her on a ├óΓé¼╦£virtual’ walk down memory lane together├óΓé¼┬ª with pictures and videos on my laptop. I want to take her back to where our lives first began together, and relive this beautiful journey that God has taken us on├óΓé¼┬ª from that first song she heard me sing at the Bluebird cafe, to the last one we sang together as we stood on stage and took our final bow├óΓé¼┬ª to the songs that she will leave behind here on earth and the ones she will soon sing for eternity to our sweet Lord in that heavenly choir up yonder. A trip down memory lane together├óΓé¼┬ª That, and I’m hoping for a few soft kisses. The passion for each other that Joey and I once had has been replaced by the sweetest, gentlest kisses. I live for those kisses. They are enough.”
Wow. All the feels!!
To read more about Rory’s plans for the Grammys, little Indy’s birthday, and their new album — click HERE.
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