VIA| When I read what Joey Feek’s bus driver delivered to her bedside, I was left in tears. Joey and her family need our prayers more than ever.
Joey Feek and her husband, Rory, are a dynamic country music duo. But the beautiful couple shocked America when they announced that Joey was fighting cancer.
Joey is mother to three girls, young adults Heidi and Hopie, and 18-month-old Indiana.
But despite the heart wrenching news of Joey’s battle against cancer, the Feek family’s faith in God has never wavered.
Last week Joey entered hospice. Even still, her faith and hope in Christ continues to inspire thousands.
But this week’s shocking updates has left us praying harder than ever before.
In Rory’s heartfelt post on Saturday, he introduced the world to their faithful friend and tour bus driver, Russell Brisby. Brisby’s been with them for years, and this past week, he had one last special run to make with their bus.
Rory shared just how special Brisby was to their family. He explained:
.”..All this summer when we needed to get my frail wife back home from Atlanta or Chicago after cancer surgery or treatment… he’s used our bus, his bus, or borrowed other people’s buses to make it happen.
In October, when we stopped treatment and Joey was ready to come up here to Indiana to be with her family and could no longer ride in our Tahoe… Russell got her and Indy situated comfortably on a bus in our drive-way and carefully avoided every pothole from from Nashville to Indianapolis, because he loves her. He loves us.”
This week, Brisby brought a big group of Joey’s dearest friends from Nashville to where she is living out her last days at her mother’s home in Indiana, so that Joey could see some of her most beloved one last time.
But the special request that was carried in the belly of the bus left me in tears — a casket…
Joey’s husband shared:
“A rough-cut wooden box with a cross on it was placed beneath the bay of the bus and brought up here because that’s what Joey wants. ‘Thomas to make my box… simple, from wood at the farm”, she said. ‘And find a good spot in the family cemetery in the field behind our house, where we put your mama’s ashes last year… with room enough beside my headstone for you to join me someday… in God’s time’.
And so we will.
Whatever she wants… that’s what I want.”
Pictured above are Joey’s hands, surrounded by her friends lifting her up in prayer.
Joey, thank you for sharing your story — and in turn — inspiring thousands to look to God, no matter what they’re facing.
Please join us in prayer for Joey Feek, her loving husband, Rory, and their beautiful family.