It’s been nearly a month since Joey Feek succumbed to terminal cancer — and her widower Rory and 2-year-old daughter Indiana are trying to pick up the pieces.
“Indy and I are trying to adjust to our new life at home. To the empty chair at our table and pillow on the other side of my bed. Desperately missing Joey and carrying her in our hearts with us everywhere we go.”
One big change is that now little Indy is enrolled in preschool — a developmental center for kids with special needs that Joey helped pick out months before her passing:
“Half of the Center is a preschool and the other half is a state-of-the-art therapy center for children with special needs. When I showed this video about their program to Joey, she wiped the tears from her eyes and with a beautiful smile said, ‘that’s the one honey├óΓé¼┬ª that’s the one.'”
“Though it’s hard for me to be away from Indiana at all, I also know that it’s a wonderful opportunity for her. And after her living with me in one small bedroom of a house for the last 5 months and not having much to do, she is ready for more stimulation and learning, and her new preschool is truly a blessing from heaven.”
As for his beautiful baby girl’s progress in school, the songwriter cheerfully announced:
“Indy has already started physical therapy classes to help her learn to walk and speech therapy to start turning all the words that she can say with her hands into sentences she can say with her mouth. I can hardly imagine how special it will be when the time finally comes that she can walk beside me and talk with me.”
That is so amazing.
This little girl just fills our hearts with so much joy!
We continue to pray for the Feek’s as they mourn Joey’s passing.
[Image via Rory Feek.]