Joey Feek got a surprise visit from that special friends on Wednesday that put a big smile on the dying singer’s face – baby puppies!
Joey’s husband Rory posted a photo of his wife with the adorable canines on Facebook, writing; ‘….some baby puppies came to play with Indy the other day, but I think her mama loved their visit the most.’
It was a special moment for the family as Joey is in her final days fighting terminal cancer.
Scroll down for video
So happy: Joey Feek got a visit from some baby puppies on Wednesday (above)
Baby joy: They tiny canines were meant to cheer up her daughter Indiana (above), but they put a big smile on her face as well according to husband Rory
Family: Joey, 40, shared in a recent interview the story about how she first fell in love with Rory, 49, her husband
Joey, 40, shared how she first fell in love with Rory in an interview with People last week, saying; ‘Rory was singing ‘In the Round’ at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville with three other songwriters.
‘I was just one of dozens of people in the audience that night. From the first song Rory sang, I fell head over heels for him.’
She then added; ‘I didn’t even know him, but something inside me said, “You’re going to marry that man and spend the rest of your lives together.”‘
Rory, 49 recently revealed that he and Joey would be releasing a new album next month comprised of a collection of hymns.
That album, Hymns That Are Important to Us, will be available on February 12, three days before the couple compete for a Grammy in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category with their song If I Needed You.
February is also a big month for the pair as it is when Indiana will turn two, a milestone Joey has said she hopes to be around for despite her prognosis.
Tragedy: Feek was given just six weeks to live by doctors in October after her stage IV cervical cancer diagnosis
Joey had appeared to be defying the odds after being given six months to live last October, making remarkable progress over the past few weeks despite being told she would be bedridden for the remainder of her life in late November.
She got out of bed in December and then began to walk again, all things that seemed impossible just weeks before, and even got to spend Christmas with her family near her childhood home in Alexandria, Indiana.
Joey’s good luck took a turn however this past weekend, with Rory revealing that her condition had gotten worse.
‘And now, here I sit beside my dying wife,’ Rory wrote on his blog. ‘She said she told him that if He’s ready to take her… she’s ready to come home.’
He then added: ‘Her pain and discomfort has continued to increase daily and so has the morphine to help her be comfortable.
‘The dosage she’s needed to keep the pain away has quadrupled in the last four days. I’d like to tell you that she’s doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can’t.’
Just two weeks earlier the pair had celebrated Christmas together, with Joey getting a chance to see her family and friends and open gifts with Indiana and her step-daughters.
When Joey learned that her stage IV cervical cancer was terminal, she said that her goal was to make it long enough to get one more Christmas with her baby daughter Indiana, and Rory wrote on their blog after the holiday; ‘It truly was an incredible Christmas!’