Joey Feek of country music duo Joey+Rory has been diagnosed with terminal cervical cancer. She returned to her mother's farm to spend her last days. Her husband Rory Feek is documenting her journey on his blog,thislifeilive.com. On Monday he shared the story. Their daughter, Indiana, has Down syndrome and will be 2 years old in February.
"I wasn't sure what had happened - what the pain was that she was feeling - so I tried to put my arms around her and asked, 'what's wrong,'" he wrote. "Then through her tears, she said the words....
'I want to raise our baby ... I want to be the one to teach her.'"
Rory Feek wrote that his wife was "inconsolable." But when she saw snow, she started to smile.
"I didn't think I'd get to see snow again," he quoted her as saying. "And she looked at me, then raised her eyes up at sky and said 'if this is the last snow I ever see, thank you Jesus... thank you.'"
Next Valentine's Day, the Feeks will be releasing their new hymns album. "I think Joey wants to capture the words and music of her childhood," Rory Feek wrote. "The music that she goes to when she needs comfort. The music that makes this beautiful, tragic, crazy life somehow make sense."