Let Joey+Rory’s version of “Amazing Grace” inspire you and fill you with hope YouTube

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Joey+Rory have shared their life with us for months. They’ve shared the bright times, the sad times and even the moment that absolutely broke our hearts. While a majority of the world had probably never even met Joey Feek, her poise in dealing with her painful cancer diagnosis even up until her very last breath touched us all in a way that we might have never expected.

Yet, their story allowed us all to listen — listen to our hearts, listen to our feelings and listen to their music.

And on this particular day, it’s Joey+Rory’s rendition of “Amazing Grace” that seems particularly fitting as we go into a week in which none of us know what lies around the corner, especially for her grieving husband.

“My wife’s greatest dream has come true today,” wrote Rory in a March 4 blog post. “She is in heaven. The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tears are dry. Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and her pretty voice to sing for her Savior. When a person has been through as much pain and struggle as Joey’s been through, you just want it to be over. You want them to not have to hurt anymore, more that you want them to stay with you. And so, it makes the hard job of saying goodbye just a little easier.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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