Last week, country music singer, Joey Feek could not get out of bed, but a miracle happened and she was up and playing on the floor with her daughter Indiana, according to Us Weekly. Joey has stage IV cervical cancer, but she has not let go of her faith of beating cancer and living to raise her daughter. While she still has cancer, she proved the doctors wrong when they told her she would never be able to stand again.
Joey’s husband, Rory Feek started a blog “This Life I Live” which documents the trials, and joys that Joey has gone through since her health was compromised by terminal cancer. Most people would have fallen into despair or a pity party, but Joey has kept her faith in God alive, believing Him for a miracle.
On Sunday, Joey got out of her bed, walked through her house and shocked her husband and friends who were gathered in the living room of her house. She then sat on the couch and slid to the floor to spend quality time with her daughter. She taught Indiana sign language. Rory wrote, “She was a mama again.”
Joey is making plans for the future as well. Not only does she want to be there to teach her daughter, be a loving wife, and entertain people with music, she wants to attend the Grammys. Her song “If I Needed You” has been nominated and she wants to be there for that honor.
Rory wrote in his blog, “That’s not as simple as it sounds when you’ve been in a hospital bed for weeks and were prepared to possibly never walk again. But I guess the power-of-the-will is much stronger than the power of fear. Honestly, I think Joey just got tired of listening to life going on in the rooms outside of her bedroom and tired of wondering what it would be like to be part of it… and she just had her sister Jody help her out of bed and she came out and sat down and joined in for about an hour and a half.
It is often said that people should treat each day like a gift, live in the moment and be thankful because that is all there is. Rory wrote, “But that’s much easier said than done. Most of the time, not long after we wake up… our minds run away with us – thinking about the future – about next week, and next year… and worry sets in and fear takes the wheel and we are soon barreling down a scary road towards tomorrow, and we never even take the time to notice today while it’s happening.”
Joey’s day was like a gift that she opened and enjoyed to the fullest even though the pain she must have endured. “Before Joey went to sleep this evening, I sat beside her and she told me that for her it’s all come into perspective recently. She said that when you’re lying in a bed day after day and you can do nothing and you don’t know if you’re gonna be here next Christmas, or next month or even next week… you suddenly become hyper-aware that today… that this moment – is all you have.”
Christmas is a season for love, and miracles and everyone can learn so much from Joey Feek.