After an incredibly difficult year, Joey + Rory were able to celebrate their blessings alongside their family this Christmas.
In a heartwarming photo posted to their Facebook page, Joey Feek is shown sporting a huge smile as she opened her gifts on Friday. It’s a particularly special moment for the family, who were unsure if Joey would live to see this holiday season.
Earlier this year, Feek was diagnosed with Stage IV cervical cancer. After enduring weeks of intensive treatments, doctors discovered that her cancer had spread and there was nothing else they could do. After being told that her cancer was now terminal, the Feeks relocated to Joey’s hometown of Alexandria, Ind.
Although Joey is now in home hospice, she has been in good spirits in the last few weeks. She recently was able to move out of her hospital bed in order to spend time with her young daughter, Indiana, which has given Rory and her family a new spark of hope for her future.
Rory shared this touching photo on Christmas evening with the caption, “Celebrating Christmas with Joey, surrounded by family. The best gift of all. Thank you, Lord.” Although Joey’s future still seems unclear, it looks as though the Feeks were given a very special gift this Christmas.