Joey Feek died on March 4, and in the weeks following her death, Rory has been updating fans on life without her — and he was really missing her on Easter, her favorite holiday.
Taking to his blog, This Life I Live, Rory shared his thoughts in a moving post called “less is more.”
“I can’t help but think of my bride today,” he wrote. “To remember all the Easters we’ve spent together over the years and what this morning would be like if she were still here with us. What it would mean to her to share Easter this year with our 2-year-old. It would be so, so special.”
Speaking of their daughter, Indiana, Rory revealed that she has not asked for her mother since her death.
“Indy has not asked for her mama. Not one single time since Joey’s been gone,” Rory wrote. “It’s almost as if she hasn’t noticed that she’s not here. And that is so sad… and oh, so wonderful — all at the same time.
He continued, “When we first got to Indiana in late October, Joey was Indy’s whole world. Everyone else was… well, just everyone else. Including me. She loved her mama so much, and all she wanted was to be with her, beside her or in sight of her. But in early November, when Joey started to realize that there was a good chance that she might not beat her battle with cancer, she made a decision… ‘He must become greater, and I must become less.'”
While the decision must have been unbelievably difficult for Joey, she realized that she needed her daughter to bond with her father — and Rory praised her for this selfless action.
He then went on to explain how Indiana does not fully grasp what has happened, but she will in the future.
“Indy doesn’t quite understand what has happened. Why her papa is sad. Why friends hug us so tightly, and why tears fall from strangers’ eyes when they say hello to us. But she will,” he wrote. “She may not realize right now how incredible her mama is, but she will. I have made a career out of documenting our lives, and her mother… with songs and video and pictures and they are everywhere.
“I will play them for her. And tucked away in her little heart will be all of the beautiful memories of these first two years that she has shared with her mama, and when the time is right, she will find them, and they will make her smile. Yes, she will remember. I believe that.”
It’s a heartbreaking post to read, but Rory Feek’s love and dedication to his late wife is so beautiful. Are you surprised by his comments that Indiana has not asked for her mother? Or is this a blessing? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
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