Everyone advised her to attend a Writer’s Night at the ninety-seat Bluebird Café, a key networking location for singers and songwriters. On the schedule that night was a red-headed songwriter dressed in overalls. As Rory Feek sang the songs he had written, Joey was drawn to the way he wrote and talked, and to his presence: “He just had a real kindness to him.” The more he sang, the more she fell in love. I don’t know who that man is, but I’m gonna marry him someday, she thought. Then Rory introduced his two young daughters, and Joey realized he was already a family man. All the good ones are gone, she mourned.
Love Stories with a "Different Ending"
Several months into our relationship, I realized that while this guy encompassed all my dreams for my life—something was missing.
So I said ‘yes’ to a ‘season of exploration’ — to a courtship. As the months passed, my choice to love selflessly bore fruit and I began to find great joy in our relationship. Then, suddenly, the Lord made it just as clear that He was calling me out of the relationship, to relinquish my desire for marital love, and to only love this man as a brother in Christ.