Photo: This Life I Live blog
In May, at a routine appointment with her gynecologist, Joey’s doctor discovered something that concerned her. She said there was a mass on Joey’s cervix and that she wanted do a biopsy, and would let us know the results when she got them back. A few days later, Joey woke up from a nap with a message from the doctor, asking that we come in and talk with her that afternoon. When we walked into the her office, the doctor was clearly upset. Before she could even say the word “cancer”, her eyes welled up with tears and sobbing she said, “I’m so sorry Joey…”. My wife bravely smiled and said, ” it’s gonna be okay, just tell us”. And so she did.
Despite the scary diagnosis, it sounds like the family is handling things amazingly well. Rory followed his cancer announcement post with a second that is equally if not more amazing.
It begins with some wonderful words of wisdom:
People have asked how Joey keeps smiling through all of this. Well, I think a better question is how can she/we not be filled with joy through all of this?
The truth is…”cancer” is such a little word compared to the word “love”.
Have to say I love that sentence. Cancer is such a little word compared to the word love. Amazing.
Thankfully the pair were able to welcome their first child together, daughter Indiana, earlier this year before Joey's cancer diagnosis. Open as always, Rory wrote a blog post after Indy was born describing how they were told the news that she had Down Syndrome. As with everything else, the pair were positive and say they wouldn't change a thing. If you're curious how they came up with the name Indiana, there's a blog post for that also.
Honestly, Blake and Miranda have always been my couple crush, but if I read much more of Rory's blog that may just change.