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Santa Visits the Feek Family 'Early, but Right on Time'

Santa Visits the Feek Family 'Early, but Right on Time'
The Feeks in happier days
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It's less than a week until Christmas, but the Feeks received Santa Claus last night.

As reported by People magazine, Rory Feek blogged that he, his ailing wife Joey, and their daughter Indiana, 22 months, welcomed a most convincing Santa into their home last night.

Rory wrote, "He was a week early, but right on time." Joey has been in hospice battling terminal cervical cancer.

Rory had high praise for the authenticity of the Santa they met, writing, "The Kris Kringle that showed up at our door wasn't your ordinary shopping-mall Santa. This one was the real deal... or as close to it as I've ever personally seen."

It was a welcome bit of light for the family. In November, Joey told The Tennessean she knows that God is "close. And I know he loves me. I'm really at peace. I still believe there's healing in prayer."