Country star dying of cancer celebrates daughter’s 2nd birthday with a smile

Terminally ill country star Joey Feek prayed that she would live long enough to see her daughter’s birthday, and her prayers have been answered.

Joey, 40, is currently in hospice care in her childhood home in Alexandria, Indiana. She decided to stop treatment late last year when the cancer stopped responding.

“Some birthdays are more than just birthdays,” her husband, Rory Feek, wrote in a caption on Instagram. “They’re dreams coming true and prayers being answered.”

The photo shows Joey smiling happily as Indiana sits on her lap.

...some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered.

A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on

Rory also posted a video of Indiana laughing and smiling as her dad wished her a happy birthday.

...barely awake and already signing and celebrating her big day.

A video posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on

The couple celebrated Valentine’s Day Saturday and watched the Grammys together. The two were up for an award for Best Country Duo/Group performance.

...happy Valentine's Day my love

A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on

Though they didn’t win the award, they said getting the nomination was “more than enough.”

...more than enough

A photo posted by Joey+Rory (@roryandjoey) on

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