Joey Feek is one inspirational woman. The country singer, one half of the husband-and-wife music duo Joey and Rory, has been battling cancer since May 2014. Sadly, the cancer became so aggressive this October that she and her husband Rory Feek made the extremely tough decision to end her cancer treatment and go into hospice. Despite the seemingly heartbreaking circumstances, Joey has an amazing outlook on her life and impending death. And she is not keeping quiet about it. She has a lot to say. So it is only fitting that we take a look back at some of the most inspirational things she has said so far. The best for her is truly yet to come.
"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," Joey Feek said in an interview with The Tennessean.
"God decided for me that my job of singing for people down here is my legacy, and he needs me singing up there. That’s how I look at it," Joey said in The Tennessean interview.
"Now all of my family believes. And all of my family, when we die, we’re going to see each other again," she said to The Tennessean.
"I didn’t think I’d get to see snow again. If this is the last snow I ever see, thank you Jesus… thank you," she said to her husband Rory, as he wrote on his blog.
In November 2015, Rory was able to arrange for many of Joey's close friends and neighbors to gather into a friend's bus where they all spent the evening eating dinner and laughing and crying together. Rory wrote in his blog that Joey said afterward, "It was like a dream, a sweet dream." It's so inspiring that her perspective of her life is that it feels like a glorious dream to her, even as it's slipping away.
"I’m gonna beat this. I’m getting better, I believe that," Joey says to Rory every day, as he wrote on his blog.
On the last day Joey walked, Rory wrote on his blog that he danced softly with his wife while singing George Strait’s "You Look So Good In Love." In the middle of the song, she stopped and said, "How about if I lead?" And then he followed.