Wow. There really are no words.
Rory Feek gave fans an update on his This Life I Live blog this morning regarding Joey’s cancer battle and it definitely wasn’t the sort of update anyone wanted to hear. Joey’s cancer is now spreading and, although the doctors say they can buy her a little time with more treatment, there’s not much more for them to do.
“I’m sorry to have to tell you this…” That’s how the conversation began.
Then the doctor explained that the scans revealed that two quarter-sized tumors have already grown back in the same area that they had been blasting daily with chemo and radiation. And that many more smaller tumors were visible all throughout the abdominal region. She said that the cancer was aggressively spreading in spite of all they’ve been doing.
After receiving the news, Rory says they decided to stop treatment and return home – “Not to die. But to live.”
To put our hands in each others and sit out on the back porch and watch the sun set as our sweet little baby girl plays on a blanket in front of us. To bask in the glory of the beautiful life He’s blessed us with, and try not to question why we can’t have more of it together. And why He is allowing this to happen.
The doctors gave us an estimate of how much time they believe that Joey has, and we both looked at the calendar that hangs by our kitchen door, then I took the calendar off the wall and threw in the trash can.
So we don’t have forever. We’ve got right now.
And that’s enough.
In the end, I suppose that is more than enough.
My thoughts and prayers are with Joey, Rory, their beautiful daughter Indy, and the millions of friends, family, and fans who love this amazing and inspirational couple.
You can read Rory’s entire blog post here.