As friends and family surround Joey Feek during her final days, her husband Rory took a moment to remember one of the most important moments of their lives.
On Nov. 18, Rory posted this message to fans on their Facebook page. “Our little Indiana is 21 months old today. We’re going to sleep tonight remembering the morning we welcomed her into the world. We had no idea when we woke up that day what a gift God was about to give us.”
Along with this sweet message, Rory attached a video originally shared shortly after the birth of their daughter in 2014. The video shows footage of Joey hand-in-hand with her husband as she powered through contractions during labor.
In the days that followed, the Feeks learned that their beloved child had been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. “Although that news came at first as a surprise to us, Joey and I wouldn’t have changed a thing,” Rory wrote.
“We trusted that God would give us the baby He wanted us to have… and He has. Out of all the parents in the world, He has chosen us to care for and raise this special gift,” Rory continues. “The baby is healthy and doing wonderful and Joey and I are loving each and every minute that we have with her. We can’t wait to see where this new chapter in our lives leads us and what wonderful story unfolds in the coming years.”
Watch the video above to watch Joey + Rory in happier times during the birth of their beloved daughter.