By the looks of things, the Feeks had a magical Valentine’s Day.
Rory Feek posted a sweet photo to the country music duo’s Facebook page Sunday, showing him tenderly kissing his wife, Joey, in her home hospital bed, with an extravagant dinner laid out on a tray across her lap. The tray is covered in flowers, drink cups adorned with dancing hearts and a platter of sushi, as Rory, wearing his trademark overalls and a pink rose boutonniere, leans over to kiss Joey, who wears a matching corsage.
Joey is currently in home hospice care as she nears the end of her battle with terminal cervical cancer. Just days before the holiday, Rory wrote a long entry on his blog, detailing his plans for his final Valentine’s Day with his wife of 13 years.
“What I really want to do on this, our 14th Valentines together, is share a romantic candle-lit dinner with my bride: grill out rib-eyes on the campfire back home, pour two glasses of red wine and sit across from her at our kitchen table – just like we’ve done on more than one special occasion. But those things aren’t able to happen this year,” [sic] he wrote.
He continued, “Neither Joey, nor I, have laid eyes on our farmhouse back in Tennessee since the middle of October. On top of that, Joey’s illness hasn’t allowed her to be able to eat much of anything for some time now and she sleeps most of the days and nights away. So my hope this year instead is to hold her hand and take her on a ‘virtual’ walk down memory lane together… with pictures and videos on my laptop. I want to take her back to where our lives first began together, and relive this beautiful journey that God has taken us on… from that first song she heard me sing at the Bluebird cafe, to the last one we sang together as we stood on stage and took our final bow… to the songs that she will leave behind here on earth and the ones she will soon sing for eternity to our sweet Lord in that heavenly choir up yonder. A trip down memory lane together…That, and I’m hoping for a few soft kisses. The passion for each other that Joey and I once had has been replaced by the sweetest, gentlest kisses. I live for those kisses. They are enough.” [sic]
From the looks of things, Rory got his Valentine’s wish.