Joey Feek’s Emotional Home Birth Video + Surprise Grammy Nomination Will Bring You to Tears

The inspiring story of Joey Feek’s courageous battle with terminal cervical cancer gets more and more heartbreakingly beautiful by the second.

Yesterday, Joey and her husband Rory Feek, who comprise the country singing duo Joey and Rory, received a huge, happy shock—their song “If You Come to Me” has been nominated for a grammy. Rory said on Facebook that the announcement reduced the couple to tears, and was such shock because the song “received no radio airplay … no press … no critical acclaim.”

And yet…if you listen to it, you know why it’s received this great honor of a Grammy nomination. Airplay and critical acclaim notwithstanding, this song and Joey’s vocals are breathtakingly beautiful. Townes Van Zandt first recorded the song back in 1973, but Joey and Rory remade it in 2014, and paired it with this emotional, intimate video of their daughter Indiana’s home birth. As I watched this video, the song paired with the weighty images of the struggle of birth and baby Indiana’s first cry brought me to tears, both because of the happy beginning of this new life, and because it seems this baby’s sweet mama is nearing the end of hers. You don’t want to miss this beautiful video.

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Joey Feek cradles a newborn Indiana on February 17, 2014

As the Feeks continue to inspire us all with their rock-solid faith in God through this ordeal, I am so excited that they’ve been able to be inspired by this Grammy nomination—a true testament to their hard work and talent. Their willingness to use their talents and their trials for God’s glory is truly a beautiful thing, and it’s a big part of the reason their story has captured the  hearts of our nation, whether you’re a country music fan or not.

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Joey and Rory Feek share a sweet kiss immediately after the birth of their daughter, Indiana.

We’re continuing to pray for this sweet family, and for a miracle of healing!


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.