When it's Joey Feek's time to go, she can know that she made the most of every minute.
On Feb. 3, Joey's husband Rory Feek posted a photo of his dying wife in her hospital bed as the couple's 23-month-old daughter Indiana played with mommy.
The photo is equally beautiful and sad, knowing Joey's time on earth is limited, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer in October 2015.
"Feeling broken-hearted and blessed all at the same time this morning... watching my beautiful bride pour a lifetime of love into a few minutes a day," Rory, one half of the country duo Joey + Rory, captioned the photo on Facebook.
Joey's husband has been incredibly attentive throughout her cancer journey, often updating his wife's status on social media and on his personal blog, This Life I Live. Pictures of Joey often include their daughter, whom they lovingly calling "Indy."
Rory has also been feverishly shooting videos of his wife to preserve her memory for both he and Indy.
Last month, Rory told People magazine, "As Joey has had to learn to come to terms with what is happening to her body and what the future holds, it's been important to her to share some things that she wants me and our girls to remember after she's gone."
"Without realizing I was doing it, God has allowed me to capture hours and hours of Joey and her life at home on the farm, raising Indiana and playing music," he said. "I can't help but believe that those clips will be an important part of keeping Joey's memory alive in Indy's heart."
On Jan. 16, he detailed a visit from Rory's best friend Julie Zamboldi. Rory was "inconsolable" and teary-eyed as her friend packed her bags to head home across the country.
"I put my arms around her and asked what was wrong," Rory said. "As her lips quivered and she tried to catch her breath, the tears streamed her cheeks and Joey said, 'I don't think I will ever see her again.'"
Rory continued, "Like an angel from heaven, it was as if God sent Julie to us. To her. But none of us exactly knew why, until the cancer showed up again this summer. In October, when we made the important trip to bring Joey up here to Indiana to get to see her family for a few days (that has turned into almost 3 months), Julie was on the bus. And a month later as Joey's conditioned worsened, she was still right by Joey's side."
Julie shaved her head in honor of Joey, as well, to "make her hair fall off" first.
If Joey can hang on for a few more weeks, she has a lot to look forward to, both personally (Indy turns 2 years old this month) and professionally (the couple is nominated for a Grammy.)
Rory certainly knows the eventual outcome of his wife, but he has a hard time saying that is wife is, in fact, "dying."
"I don't say those words lightly. As a matter-of-fact, I haven't said them at all," he said on his blog on Jan. 9. "But my beautiful bride has said them to me in these couple of days. 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."
He continued, "I'd like to tell you that she's doing great and is going to beat this thing. But I can't."