The Associated Press via cjonline.com
Although Joey can no longer get out of bed, Rory says that his wife is still fighting.
“She is so sharp and clear and her pain, for the most part, is so under control by the medicine that talking to her, you would think she’s her normal self,” wrote Rory. “[She is] thinner. Much thinner. And with a hip new hairdo. But she is beautiful. So so so beautiful.”
According to Rory the last few weeks have been a roller coaster, with Joey experiencing good days then days that their family and Joey’s doctors sometimes “believe that the time must be very near.”
“But today and the last few days have been incredible,” Rory noted. “Part of us once again believes that God is answering Joey’s prayer by healing her body and taking the cancer away, despite all the odds.”
Rory praised his wife’s strength and revealed that the couple recently discussed “how much is too much to share.”
“How honest do we really want to be?” Rory wrote. “It’s like questioning God about the twists and turns he’s brought into our life in the last few years … and asking Him, ‘How much is too much?’ Sometimes I feel like shouting, ‘We get it God … you’re in control. Life is fragile and all we have is today.’ But He just keeps bringing more story and more pain, and more beauty … all at the exact same time.”
Rory continued, “So together, we made some decisions. This is our life. It’s what He has given us to live. And share. Sharing what we’re going through with others is really all we have to give.”
Rory closed out the post with a beautiful photo of him and Joey on the last day she was able to get out of bed. The photo shows the couple slow dancing in her parents’ living room. A frail Joey is clinging to her husband as he leads her around the room and sings George Strait’s tune, ‘You Look So Good In Love’ in her ear.
“In the middle of the song though, as I was being careful not to step on her toes – she stopped and looked up at me and said, ‘How about if I lead?’. And I followed her lead as we slowly two-stepped on her mama’s living room floor.”
We continue to pray for this precious family and that Joey will receive the miracle she is still hoping for.
Read Rory Feek’s complete update on his blog, This Life I Live.