Not even cancer can stop Joey Feek and her family from celebrating Christmas.
The country singer’s husband and music partner, Rory Feek, took to his blog to explain how the family still plans to celebrate the “magic” holiday season despite Joey’s illness.
“My wife knows I love Christmas. There's a magic that's in the air that isn't there any other time of the year,” he wrote on Friday. “Christmas does what no amount of New Years resolutions or self-help books can do… it changes people. It brings out the very best in us, and in others.”
In the post, Rory, 49, writes about visiting his wife’s childhood home, recalling how it was “decorated for Christmas a full two months early.” He then shared a sweet music video they made about five years ago in front of the big decorated Christmas tree in their own house.
Friends, family and neighbors have also helped the Feek family stay positive during this difficult time. A local pizza place, Pizza King, even showered with them kindness by providing a very special bag of gifts for Joey and Rory’s 21-month-old daughter, Indiana.
"Joey's sisters and I opened the bag and realized that those nice folks had bought and wrapped 25 separate presents (they're all different books I think) for Indiana to open," Rory revealed. "One each day from December 1st, all the way through Christmas. What a beautiful, thoughtful thing to do."
Indiana even got to open up the Dec. 4 present whiles sitting on her mother’s lap.
The father of three also gave a update on his 40-year-old wife’s health. "Joey's still feeling pretty good. Really good actually," he said. "We've been able to keep her pain under control for the most part and her spirit is just as positive as ever. Even more so here lately."
Joey, 40, was first diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May 2014. Despite multiple treatments and surgeries, her cancer returned. The country star was admitted into hospice care after ending treatment for colorectal cancer in late October. Since then, Joey has decided to return to the home she grew up in to live out her final days.