Despite of what the family of Joey and Rory Feek has been through, the couple still hopes for the best. As we come to celebrate the spirit of the holidays, the musically-inclined couples celebrated Christmas on Friday, Dec. 25 with family, a momentous occasion that they captured and shared on Facebook.
The 40-year-old who is diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer sits notably in the photo, smiling brightly over her right shoulder. As the caption says:
“… celebrating Christmas with Joey, surrounded by family,” Rory captioned a sweet photo of the whole gang gathered in a living room filled with happy faces and wrapped boxes. “The best gift of all. Thank you Lord.”
According to Us Weekly, the country singer was diagnosed with stage IV cervical cancer in 2014, but decided to halt all treatments in November after chemotherapy was deemed ineffective. Her husband — and other half of country duo Joey + Rory — has been documenting their home life ever since on his personal blog and on their Facebook page.
In addition, last November her husband Rory Feek also shared a post that Joey was hoping for a Christmas miracle -- to live to see the holidays, or even their daughter Indiana's second birthday in February.
“Joey’s hope never fades. No amount of pain or medicine can touch it. It runs too deep," he wrote at the time. "It’s connected to her faith in God. And as she will tell you, God can do anything.”
Us Weekly spills that some of their close friends had sent boxes full of goodies that were “going to be delivered” in a special way via Santa Claus.
“When the presents were opened and his work was through, Santa found a spot next to Joey and made himself at home – just like an old friend,” Rory recalled in a touching post. “He said he knew our music (I had no idea Santa was a country music fan) and was a little nervous about coming to see us this evening – not knowing what to expect – or if Joey would be up for their visit. But I think once he saw my bride sitting on the couch and smiling when he came in, and enjoying the evening… he settled in and hopefully had as good a time as we did.”