We’re all waiting for Valentine’s Day this weekend, when people who love each other celebrate their relationship. Plenty of romantic dinners lit by candles and gifts will be exchanged.
But legendary country duo Joey + Rory Feek have reminded us all what’s REALLY important this holiday.
In a new blog post, Rory explains how he wishes he could make amazing dinner plans and drink red wine with his talented wife, this year’s celebration will be different.
What I really want to do on this, our 14th Valentines together, is share a romantic candle-lit dinner with my bride: grill out rib-eyes on the campfire back home, pour two glasses of red wine and sit across from her at our kitchen table – just like we’ve done on more than one special occasion. But those things aren’t able to happen this year.
Cancer is deadly and horrible. But what matter is that they are together, perhaps for the last time:
Joey’s illness hasn’t allowed her to be able to eat much of anything for some time now and she sleeps most of the days and nights away. So my hope this year instead is to hold her hand and take her on a ‘virtual’ walk down memory lane together… with pictures and videos on my laptop. I want to take her back to where our lives first began together, and relive this beautiful journey that God has taken us on… from that first song she heard me sing at the Bluebird cafe, to the last one we sang together as we stood on stage and took our final bow… to the songs that she will leave behind here on earth and the ones she will soon sing for eternity to our sweet Lord in that heavenly choir up yonder.
A trip down memory lane together…
That, and I’m hoping for a few soft kisses. The passion for each other that Joey and I once had has been replaced by the sweetest, gentlest kisses.
I live for those kisses.
They are enough.
They will also be watching the Grammy Awards together on February 15th. Rory’s daughters Heidi adn Hopie will be at the ceremony representing the talented country duo, as they are nominated.
May God Bless Joey and Rory during this challenging Valentine’s Day. They will cherish the moments, and Joey is in God’s hands now.
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