Last month, the country music world was devastated to learn that Joey Feek, of the duo Joey + Rory, was ceasing treatment for terminal cancer. Now in hospice care, Joey’s husband Rory has just made a huge announcement about her condition.
According to Daily Mail, Rory wrote on his blog this weekend that Joey is “still feeling pretty good,” and that their family is looking forward to a great Christmas.
“We’ve been able to keep her pain under control for the most part and her spirit is just as positive as ever,” the musician wrote on his blog ThislifeIlive.com. “It’s starting to feel like Christmas. And not just any Christmas – a very special Christmas – one that we’ll never forget.”
The Feeks have reportedly moved back to Joey’s family home so that she can spend her final weeks surrounded by family. Rory revealed that thanks to the generosity of “someone in the community who just wants to help,” they have been given the use of a large house where Joey has a bedroom that looks out on the sprawling Tennessee countryside.
“Joey can look out and see white geese and black swans swimming in the pond and deer walking down the path. It’s amazing,” Rory wrote.
Employees at local pizza parlor Pizza King have donated 25 presents to the couple’s 21 month-old daughter Indiana, who has Down Syndrome. Indiana opens up one present each day, and will continue to do so until Christmas.
“So every morning is ‘present time’ for Indy. She loves ripping open the paper and seeing what’s inside,” Rory continued.
Despite the tragic circumstances, Rory and his family are still doing their best to enjoy the Christmas season.
“My wife knows I love Christmas. I always have,” he said. “There’s a magic that’s in the air that isn’t there any other time of the year.”
Please continue to keep Joey and her family in your prayers.