Country music singer Joey Martin Feek, who is in hospice due to the last stages of cervical cancer, thanked Jesus for the snow that fell in Indiana this week, telling her husband, Rory Feek, she didn't think she was going to get see snow again. He blogged on Monday that the snow was "like manna from Heaven. God sent us just what we needed...just when we needed it. He always does."
Joey, 40, has had terminal cervical cancer, and her family graciously has shared their journey over the past few months in dealing with the inevitable. She was first diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May 2014. Despite multiple treatments, tests and surgeries, her cancer returned.
Rory, 49, also indicated during Monday's blog they were making the album that Joey always wanted to make, one "filled with the hymns she grew up with."
They recorded the songs in a studio in Nashville early this summer, just after recovering from her first big cancer-related surgery. He said she's since done her vocals where she could, "in hotel rooms, our house, wherever and whenever she felt up to singing."
In early October, they did a television taping of the songs in the concert hall at their farm in front of a live audience. "Joey was weak and it was difficult for her, but she was determined. This record means so much to her. It is the songs that are the most important to her," Rory wrote.
Rory penned that his and other harmonies recently were added to Joey's vocals on all the songs. "It's going to be special," he promised.
"Like me with the snow, I think Joey wants to capture the words and music of her childhood. The music that she goes to when she needs comfort. The music that makes this beautiful, tragic, crazy life somehow makes sense. I think she wants to capture this music so we can take it home with us," he stated.
A portion of the new album's sales will benefit the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore, Md., which is dedicated to all aspects of this genetic disorder that affect the connective tissue in the body.
The album will be released on Valentine's Day 2016, according to a Fox News report.
Joey continues to indicate her faith in God helps her through this traumatic experience, saying she "didn't fear anything."