This year on my birthday I wanted to go to a movie. That isn’t terribly unusual because I LOVE movies. The movie I wanted to see however was a bit different. I wanted to see To Joey, With Love. It is a documentary about a couple, Joey & Rory Feek. They are a Christian, country duo who documented the last 2 years of Joey’s life. She passed away last spring from a fight with cervical cancer. I knew it would be sad. I knew I would cry. I knew it was a little unorthodox to do on a day that is usually about being happy. But I am so so so glad that I went. I followed along with Rory Feek as he posted about his wife getting the news that she had cancer and that she decided to stop treatment. I cried when he posted in his blog about knowing they were near the end. I cried even harder when she died. But what made this movie something I wanted to see was that through it all this couple had hope and optimism. Not necessarily that she would beat it because it became clear that she wasn’t going to, but hope that this story would be used by God for a greater purpose. I want to be like that. I want to remember that my life is not my own. It is to be used for a greater purpose. One that I probably can’t even see right now.
SO…..on October 6th there is going to be another screening of this movie. If you can, go see it! It will touch your heart. The link to the website to find out ticket information is here. Just click. If you want to read Rory’s blog, This Life I Live, just click.
I won’t pretend that I was their biggest fan before I read about her cancer, because I wasn’t. I honestly only knew one song of theirs. But now I know something even greater about them than their music. I know what kind of people they are and that they love Jesus. That’s really all I need to know.