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Joey Feek and family get an early visit from Santa Claus

By Karen Butler   |   Dec. 19, 2015 at 10:14 AM

MUNCIE, Ind., Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Country music star Joey Feek, currently under hospice care, spent Friday night with her family, entertaining an unexpected visitor -- Santa Claus.

Feek's husband Rory said on his This Life I Live blog that their 22-month-old daughter Indiana took a little time to warm up to the actor playing Father Christmas, who was sent by family friends to deliver early yuletide gifts.

"He had the kindest smile and a heart for special babies and mama's with no hair... I loved him from the moment I met him. ... What a blessing this evening was. Indy's first time to meet Santa Claus... and Joey and I's first chance to get to know him a little better," Rory wrote.

"With all the wonderful gifts that Santa (and the Trudo's) brought, our little baby really only cared about one... the big box the presents came in. She found a spot in the bubble wrap and paper and just read her books and played 'til she was worn out and ready for bed," he said. "What a beautiful way to kick off the week leading up to Christmas."

Joey, 40, first revealed in June 2014 that she has cervical cancer. The Feeks announced in October she had stopped treatment because the disease was spreading so aggressively. She is now under hospice care.

a box full of gifts were delivered to the house this evening. Indy's favorite present was the box.

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

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