Joey Feek is preparing for spring to come while she continues to battle an aggressive form of cancer. The country singer has been doing little things to ensure that her family is ready for the changing of the seasons, despite the fact that she might not be around to witness them herself.
Joey's husband, Rory Feek, took to their family blog "This Life I Live" to update readers on his wife's condition Thursday. As People magazine reported, Joey, 40, is not doing well. Rory, 50, claims the Grammy nominee has lost a significant amount of weight while fighting cervical cancer. He added that she is growing weak as her condition gets more severe. Still, Joey has been keeping busy. According to Rory's blog post, she has been planting seeds in preparation for spring. Rory wrote that her gardening has been Joey's way of "putting down roots," both literally and figuratively. Joey has also decided to prepare the garden in an effort to help her husband, who will be left in charge of maintaining it after she dies.
"So thin and gaunt, and more frail than ever, my wife is sowing her seeds — putting down roots in the soil of our lives and hearts," Rory wrote.
Aside from gardening Joey has been busy bonding with family. As was reported Wednesday, she has made sure to spend as much time as possible with her young daughter Indiana. Rory wrote about their mother-daughter bonding on their Facebook page, admitting that he was "feeling broken-hearted and blessed." Along with the post he shared a photo of Joey and Indiana together, revealing that she and the tiny tot have been spending moments during each day playing together in her hospital bed.
Rory has been open with fans about how difficult it has been for him to come to terms with his wife's terminal illness. Since accepting it, however, he has been able to look back on their relationship in a new light. On Jan. 28, he wrote on their blog that throughout their relationship, their love and their music have taken them to places neither of them could have imagined. Rory reminisced about their early days, and how they got their start on "Can You Duet?" He shared with fans that the show is really how they came to be "Joey+Rory."
Rory added that he and his wife chose the name "Joey+Rory" together, knowing it may not make sense to others. In the blog post he explained that the name had a meaning to him when they initially chose it, which changed as time passed. Now, given Joey's condition, Rory has realized that " ... one plus one does not equal two. It actually equals much more." He explained to readers that when he and Joey got married, they added God to their relationship, which brought in a whole host of other things, including trust and blind faith.