In a prior post, Rory, 49, mentioned the singer’s wish was to make it through the holidays and her youngest daughter’s February birthday after she entered into hospice care last month. Joey, 40, stopped cancer treatment in October.
"The Kris Kringle that showed up at our door wasn’t your ordinary shopping-mall Santa. This one was the real deal," Rory wrote on his blog, This Life I Live. "Or as close to it as I’ve ever personally seen."
Santa spent time with Joey as well as the couple’s 21-month-old daughter, Indiana.
"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 -- not knowing what to expect -- or if Joey would be up for their visit," Rory continued. "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."