March 6

How Joey Feek Related “In the Garden” To Her Life


Even before the heroic struggle with cancer of Joey Feek, she has already shared her deeply-rooted faith in songs. This was one seal in her life that didn’t change when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May 2014, leading to multiple surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. In fact, after that, Joey had gathered all her strength to focus on new music with her husband Rory Feek, just as they did after projecting to the country spotlight as singing duo Joey + Rory on CMT’s Can You Duet in 2008.

Her Garden, Still a Living Testimony of Her Love

We may not know it yet, but during Joey’s last days, she planted vegetables in her garden to keep feeding her family when she’s gone. Some may point out she did this because of her firm faith in God. Others might say it’s her love for her children. Also, others may say that the key was her husband’s committed support.

In the face of cancer, this garden initiative was their family’s way to deal with strong emotions. As part of their promise to also make sure that Joey’s remaining time on earth is happy and blessed, they grew plants in their garden. It is known as Joey’s Garden. This was done with the hope that after Joey dies, she’ll still be feeding her family. She took serious care with her little seedlings, carefully planting them in tiny eggshell pots. She tended to them with all the care she has for most of the things in her life.

How Joey Feek Related “In the Garden” To Her Life 1

“In The Garden” by Joey + Rory, My Favorite Version

Knowing that Joey put up a garden of her own, this gospel classic takes on a deeper meaning in Joey + Rory’s home movie. Rory once took to his blog a sweet video of Joey and daughter Indiana’s sunny day in one of Joey’s favorite spots at their Pottsville, Tennessee, farmhouse. It said,

“As I write this … my wife is in her garden, the baby on a blanket near her. She’s weeding her squash, and broccoli and kale, and the cucumbers that have just poked their heads up out of the soil. But she’s not just tending to her vegetables – she’s tending to her soul.”

We can say that all important things to Joey never waver; not through good times or bad times, not through tears or joy.

Now, God walks and talks with her in that beautiful garden – where we’ll all be, in His time. And the joy they share? Who would have known?


{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

You may also like

Flashback to George Jones’ “The Grand Tour” – One of the Saddest Songs of All Time

Josh Groban’s “You Are Loved” Reminds Us, God is the One We Can Depend On

Another Top-Performing Song By Merle Haggard and The Strangers

Soulful Alison Krauss Cover of “I Never Cared For You”

Keith Urban Announces 2019 World Tour

Colet Selwyn Sings a Heartfelt Gospel Song “I Cry Out To You”

An Exciting Remake of “Die A Happy Man” You Shouldn’t Miss

Latest Stories

60 Female Country Singers of All Time From A-Z

Waylon Jennings’ Guitar All Throughout His Music Career

Morgan Wallen Officially Returned To Pandora After Being Banned For Three Months

Waylon Jennings’ Dukes of Hazzard Theme Song Is As Remarkable As The Show

“I’ve Always Been Crazy” is Waylon Jennings’ Personal Declaration. Here’s Why!

Carrie Underwood Gave A Soulful Performance of “Just As I Am” on NBC’s TODAY

Subscribe to our newsletter now!

Country Thang Daily