It’s been 14 years since Joey and Rory Feek went on their first date. Little did they know that the first date would be the start to an amazing journey that would allow the couple to reach millions of people.
In a recent blog post, Rory shared his plans for celebrating their 14th Valentine’s Day together.
“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,” he wrote. “But those things aren’t able to happen this year.”
Rory goes on to share that Joey can’t eat much at this point and that she spends a majority of her time sleeping. Rory, knowing that this Valentine’s Day is likely her last, made special plans to celebrate.
“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.”
Rory then made one last request. “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 The passion for each other that Joey and I once had has been replaced by the sweetest, gentlest kisses.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.”
From the looks of a photo Rory posted to the couple’s social media pages this evening, he got his wish. The photo shows Joey in her hospital bed, dressed up for the special dinner, kissing her husband. A festive Valentine’s Day dinner sits on a try in front of them along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
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