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Last night, Ashley and I sat on my bed with my laptop between us and we watched To Joey with Love. I hadn’t really wanted to see it when it played in theaters in September because I knew I’d be reduced to a blubbering baby and didn’t really want the world (or at least the world inside the theater) to see my like that. You see, I’d been following Joey & Rory Feek’s story, I’d been seeing the updates regarding her health on Facebook, and I’d been reading Rory’s blog posts (which are so heartwarming and well-written, by the way). But, my best friend died of a similar cancer; and the story just rings too familiar to me. It’s hard. Cancer is bad. I knew the way that Joey’s story would end and wasn’t ready to see it on the big screen.
Did you see To Joey with Love in September?
If not, that’s OK. To Joey with Love is being released on DVD and On-Demand on December 20th and it will be available on Digital HD on December 9th. If you, like me, were waiting (and hoping) to watch this movie in the comfort of your own home, where you can bawl like a baby and the people there have to like you anyway, then your chance is coming!
About To Joey with Love
Husband-and-wife singing duo Joey+Rory wanted more to life … so they chose less. In preparation for the birth of their child, the couple simplified their lives by putting their music career aside and staying at home, planting roots deep in the soil of their small farm, and the community they loved.
They believed God would give them a great story … and He did.
Experience the incredible true story of Joey and Rory Feek in the poignant new film TO JOEY, WITH LOVE. Intimately filmed by the couple over two and a half years, the movie documents the stirring journey of the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Vocal Duo.
TO JOEY, WITH LOVE takes moviegoers from the birth of their daughter Indiana, born with Down Syndrome, through Joey’s struggle with and ultimate surrender to cancer—all amidst their never-ending hope in something far greater. God gave Joey+Rory a love story for the ages, one that is sure to inspire hope and faith in all who experience it.
Heidi Says . . .
I was right. I was reduced to a blubbering idiot by the end of the film. But, it was so worth it. Joey and Rory’s story is poignant and beautiful and it’s told so well in this documentary-style film that you can’t help but be engrossed in it. Joey and Rory are both so down-to-earth in the film and you quickly feel like you have this bond with both of them – like you could be good friends and join them for a picnic outside at their farmhouse.
Of course, if you’ve followed the story even a little bit, then you know that Joey succumbs to cancer in the end. But, she went loving the Lord and loving her family so much that she did everything in her power to tie up loose ends for them.
Sometimes it’s OK to cry; it’s even good. This video documentary is a great excuse to have a good, cleansing cry. Prepare yourself and watch it; you’ll be better for it!