Joey Feek’s health is deteriorating, and her husband Rory is struggling to come to terms with his wife’s terminal illness. But at the same time, he is blessed to be able to spend some final, joyous moments with her.
Taking to Facebook on Wednesday, Rory posted a heartbreaking picture of a very ill Joey lying in her bed, with her 23-month-old daughter, Indiana, sitting beside her — no doubt enjoying some quality time with her momma.
“Feeling broken-hearted and blessed all at the same time this morning… watching my beautiful bride pour a lifetime of love into a few minutes a day,” an emotional Rory captioned the image.
Joey has openly shared her battle with cancer and has inspired many with her positive attitude and unwavering strength. But her husband has also been remarkable throughout her illness, and fans were moved by his loving post.
“Your photos show the love, by you sharing your journey you have touched so many hearts and brought so many back to Jesus…..what a journey it has been, so blessed to have you in my life even though we have never met….prayers for peace and comfort every night for you all..,” commenter Bonnie Peters Gearhart wrote.
Marielena Zuniga also commented on the image, praising Rory for his strength and noting that sometimes people forget he is the “silent witness.”
“Oh, Rory. Sometimes my heart goes out to you moreso than to Joey. I know she’s in pain and in transition, and yes, my heart and prayers to her,” she wrote. “But you? You are the ‘silent witness’ in all this and I can’t even begin to imagine what you are feeling. The feeling of powerlessness in all this is overwhelming …. I am asking God and the angels to wrap their loving arms around you, and of course, Joey and Indiana.”
Rory and Joey Feek’s love and dedication to each other are a rare and utterly beautiful thing to witness.