As country music singer Joey Martin Feek continues her heart-breaking battle with cancer, she's still counting her blessings this month, and one of them is getting to witness the second birthday of her daughter, Indiana, on Wednesday. Indiana Boone Feek was welcomed into the family on Feb. 17, 2014, with the couple stating on social media that "God has blessed us with a special gift."
Indiana was born with Down's Syndrome, and while Rory Lee Feek said at the time that "the news came at first as a surprise to them," he and Joey "trusted that God would give us the baby He wanted us to have... and He has."
Since the beginning of the new year, musical duo Joey+Rory publicly shared amazing accomplishments - and what are likely their final goodbyes - such as releasing their final album called "Hymns That Are Important to Us" on Friday through Cracker Barrel; celebrating their 14th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day Sunday; and waiting breathlessly to see what happened with their first Grammy nomination for best country duo performance on Monday.
On Monday, "Indy" got her hair done by her aunts for Grammy watching with her parents," Rory shared on their Facebook page.
Rory has said they have a Gruffalo-themed birthday party planned for the 2-year-old. "My mother-in-law, June, is going to make Indy a paleo 'Gruffalo crumble' cupcake and we'll have 'owl ice cream'... and we will do our best to make it the very special day that it is."
He said the plan is to put streamers up around Joey's bed and move Indiana's high-chair in beside her, so Joey can be part of the party. "So she can watch our little-one eat her cupcake and rip the wrapping paper off her gifts," he shared. "But Joey is very fragile right now, and so with all of these plans we have, we will need to adjust for what my wife needs."
Rory previously had posted: "Every morning, when our little one wakes and I pick her up from her crib and take her in to see her mama, and her sleepy little almond eyes look into ours, once more we see the amazing power of the plus-sign...Joey+Rory = Indy"
"The whole situation is just so real and it's devastating yet because of the Christian faith that they have, they are with whatever God's will is," said Cathy Wehsollek, a Joey+Rory fan.