Cherishing every single moment.
Rory Feek has been chronicling his wife Joey Feek’s battle with stage IV cancer on his blog, This Life I Live, and along the way he’s shared moments from their love story and family life.
The country music stars, who performed as Joey + Rory, wed in 2002, just four months after their first date. They had separate music careers at the time, but decided to come together as a duo to audition for CMT’s Can You Duet in 2008. They placed third and released their first album, The Life of a Song, that same year.
The pair went on to release seven albums together, including Hymns That Are Important to Us, which just gave them their first-ever entry in the Billboard 200 top ten. However, their biggest achievement is their 2-year-old daughter, Indiana, who Joey gave birth to on February 17, 2014, just four months before she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.
In early February, Rory shared a photo of his wife and daughter along with the caption, “Feeling broken-hearted and blessed all at the same time this morning… watching my beautiful bride pour a lifetime of love into a few minutes each day.”
Joey was first diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014 and opted to forgo further treatment in October 2015 after she stopped responding to chemotherapy. She entered hospice one month later at home in Indiana.
To see more of Joey and Rory’s love story, watch the video above.
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