Most of us have never met Joey+Rory. Yet, their story over the past year has been enchanting, painful, and made us wish that we could call them our friends. It’s a story they have shared with an openness that has often shocked us, and it’s a story that will forever change us.
So when we received the news that Joey was indeed nearing the end of her life, our hearts skipped a beat at the mere thought that this story is nearing its end.
Yet, every amazing story lives on. And what we have learned by this dear couple’s determination, love and faith will live with us until we, too, reach our inevitable end.
And when we think back, we will think of the pictures that Joey+Rory have shared with us this past year. We will remember the smiles between Joey and her dear daughter Indiana, and the dance that Joey and Rory danced with each other to that romantic George Strait song.
And while we will try to forget those pictures that showed the stark reality of that dreaded and much-hated disease, perhaps those are the ones that will stick in our mind most of all, reminding us all that life is short and no matter what, love should always be treasured.