Joey Feek Gives A Brave Smile From Hospice Care in Latest Photo With Her Family
By Desiree Murphy
Joey Feek is all smiles!
The courageous country singer was admitted into hospice care after ending cancer treatments in late October, and has decided to return to the home she grew up in to live out her last precious days with family and friends.
Earlier this week, Indiana turned 21 months old, and Joey and her husband, Rory -- of the bluegrass country duo Joey + Rory -- celebrated by sharing a beautiful video titled "The birth of Indiana" to Vimeo and Facebook. The video shows footage of Joey during her pregnancy, as well as the sweet moments captured following Indiana's birth.
"Our little Indiana is 21 months old today," the description on the video read. "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."
"Her friends gathered around her on the couch and she told them of her hope that she might be able to still be here for Christmas, or for Indiana's second birthday in February," he penned. "Joey's hope never fades. No amount of pain or medicine can touch it. It runs too deep. It's connected to her faith in God. And as she will tell you, God can do anything."
In a new interview that was released last week, Joey opened up to The Tennessean about her battle with the disease and what it feels like to be living out her final days.
"I wasn't mad at [God], I wasn't upset," she explained. "I was just greatly disappointed. I really thought we had it. I thought, 'I'm going to be that exception. I'm going to be that statistic that stands out and says, 'She fought it.' We did the most extreme surgery we can do in the gynecologic world, and she did well.' But for whatever reason, it wasn't enough, and God had different plans. I was disappointed. I was exhausted."
"I pray that one morning I just don't wake up," she added. "But I don't fear anything because I'm so close to God and we've talked about it so many times. I know he's close. And I know he loves me. I'm really at peace. I still believe there's healing in prayer."