Recently, I was offered the opportunity to watch a private screening of the movie, To Joey, with Love. I will be honest and say that I had never listened to their music before, however I had heard of their story…it was all over the internet last year.
Icon Media Group’s bio reads….Joey and Rory were a singing duo that 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.
This was an amazing film in so many ways….the beautiful cinematography, the soft, heart felt narration of Rory Feeks and of course, the incredible love story of Rory and Joey. But even more beautiful was the love story written by God in their lives.
I already knew that Joey had lost her battle with cancer this year, so I anticipated that there would be some very sad moments. But I wasn’t expecting the beauty or the joy I felt watching them discover God’s blessings in their lives….even in the simplest of moments.
I love how God works. And I was left in awe of how the Holy Spirit had nudged Rory to start recording the daily moments of their lives leading up to the birth of their child. They had no idea what God had in store for them or how important those videos would be…but God did.
This is a story of LOVE….the love of a husband and wife, the love of parents and their sweet baby, but mostly it is the story of how much God loves us…especially amidst the hard.
I would encourage all my readers to watch this movie when it comes out on DVD Dec 12th. However, the wonderful people at Icon Media Group have generously given me a copy of the DVD to gift to one of my readers!! Comment below and tell me if you have heard Joey and Rory’s music/story. I will randomly pick a winner on Friday December 16th.
The story, To Joey, with Love, moved me so much that now I am headed to iTunes to download some of Joey and Rory’s music!