ALEXANDRIA, IN – Country singer Rory Feek says that this is a big week coming up for his family: Valentine’s Day is Sunday, the Grammy awards are Monday, his daughter Indiana turns 2 on Wednesday, and to top it all off, his new album, recorded with his wife Joey, was released Friday.
As many people may know, Joey is in the end stages of her battle against cancer. Her husband has been chronicling their journey together on his blog, This Life I Live.
His latest post talks about his Valentine’s Day hopes and plans for the couple’s 14th Valentine’s Day together. The couples’ first date was on Valentine’s Day in 2002. This year, he says that he’d like nothing more than to simply grill some steaks, pour some wine, and eat dinner with Joey at their kitchen table. But Joey’s illness has left her unable to eat much and sleeping most of the time.
So Rory is planning on a walk down memory lane with her, via pictures and videos on his laptop computer. And maybe a few kisses. He says he lives for those kisses.
Their older daughters, Heidi and Hopie (from Rory’s previous marriage) are in Los Angeles for the Grammy awards, which Joey and Rory are nominated for this year in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category. If the duo wins, the girls will accept for them, as Joey and Rory and their family watch from home in Indiana.
Rory admits that is plans are secondary to the master plan..the one that God has for him and Joey and their family.
Listen to Joey and Rory sing in the video above and listen to their daughters’ as they head to LA from Nashville earlier this week.