Joey + Rory had a busy week last week, but it is one they will treasure forever. They watched the Grammy Awards together, and were anxious to see if they won in the category they were nominated for. Although they didn't end up winning an award that night, Rory said that simply being nominated was enough for them.
But as Rory wrote in a post to his blog about the week, after he thought about it, he realized that being nominated wasn't actually the thing that was "enough" for him and Joey:
"After having more time to think about it…that’s not actually true. Instead, I would say that just being able to wake up and look into the eyes of the people we care about and tell them that we love them is enough. Everything else is just icing on the cake. The truth is, God has blessed us with the gift of something even bigger than a Grammy award this year…perspective."
That perspective shone through for Joey + Rory on Valentine's Day, when the two of them had the chance to experience a special moment together for the first time in months.
Rory drove through a blizzard on Valentine's Day to pick up some sushi for Joey to have for dinner. Even though Joey hasn't had much of an appetite recently, it came back that night. Joey's sisters helped her dress up and did her makeup for the night, and someone even sent her and Rory corsages to wear.
After lighting a candle and enjoying the evening together, Rory told Joey goodnight and tucked her into bed like he has for the past several months. But then Joey had a special request for him, and it's both sweet and heartbreaking at the same time:
"When dinner was over, as I said goodnight and tucked the blankets around her in the little hospital bed she has been living in for months, she thanked me for the special night and then made one last request. 'If Jody helps me to scoot over to one side…could you try to lay down with me and put your arms around me?' I haven’t been able to be in the same bed with my wife or hold her in my arms since the beginning of November – when she made her last trip to the hospital. But for one sweet half-an-hour…that changed on Valentines day."
You can see more pictures from Joey + Rory's special Valentine's Day evening together here.
Our hearts continue to go out to this incredible couple. We'll be keeping them in our prayers.
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