Joey Feek is proving just how powerful motherhood can be.
The terminally ill country singer was able to leave her hospice bed for the first time in weeks in order to get on the floor and play with her baby girl, Indiana.
“I guess the power-of-the-will is much stronger than the power of fear,” her husband, Rory Feek, wrote in a blog post about the day. “Honestly, I think Joey just got tired of listening to life going on in the rooms outside of her bedroom and tired of wondering what it would be like to be part of it.”
A video of the occasion shows Joey, assisted by her sister, shocking her friends and family by walking into the living room. Joey, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, stopped treatment last fall when it was discovered that her cancer was continuing to spread, and entered hospice care in her home.
“We almost couldn’t believe our eyes,” Rory wrote in his blog post, titled “The Gift.” “We were all so proud of her, but I think Joey was even more proud of herself.”
Rory also shared photos on Facebook showing Joey on the floor with Indy, soon to be 2 years old, playing and teaching her sign language.
“She was a mama again,” he wrote. “Playing with and teaching sign language to her little girl, like she’d been dreaming of being able to do.”
Rory, who has been documenting his wife’s illness and treatment on the blog, wrote that although her looks have changed, she has “the same joy in her spirit and the same beautiful smile is still there, shining through.”