Joey Feek may be growing weak, but she has not lost her will to live. The country singer, who is nominated for a Grammy award alongside her husband, Rory Feek, has turned to the power of prayer as the end of her battle with cancer grows nearer.
According to a recent Facebook post from Rory, he and Joey recently took a visit from the pastor who married them more than a decade ago. Mike Rosser, joined by wife Sally Rosser, popped over to the Feeks' home to see them and share in a special prayer, Us Weekly reported. A photo from the visit shows the Rossers chatting with Joey, 40, as she lies in a hospital bed inside her home. Rory wrote that he was feeling "blessed" to have had Mike and Sally over to spend time with Joey.
Rory recently took to their family blog, titled "This Life I Live," to update dedicated readers on Joey's condition. In the post he revealed, with a heavy heart, that his wife is not doing well. As People reported, Rory wrote that Joey had gotten weak in recent weeks and was extremely thin. Still, she made it her mission to get out and plant seedlings in the hopes that they would bloom by spring. In the post, Rory equated her gardening with being her way of "putting down roots" literally and figuritively. He revealed that the gardening effort was especially important to Joey because it will be the responsibility of her husband when she dies.
When she's not busy getting her household in order in preparation for her death Joey has made it a point to spend as much time as she can manage with her family. On Feb. 3 it was reported that she had set aside a little time to bond with daughter Indiana Feek. Rory wrote about their mother-daughter time on Facebook, sharing with fans that it left him "feeling broken-hearted and blessed." He also shared a photo of Joey and Indiana together playing in bed.
The reality of Joey's terminal diagnosis has been challenging for Rory to accept. In a Jan. 28 blog he looked back at their relationship, citing all the wonderful places that their love, as well as their love of music, has taken them. Rory admitted that neither he nor Joey ever imagined they'd get where they have in their music careers when they got their start on "Can You Duet?"