Rory Feek continues to adjust to life without his beloved late wife Joey Feek.
As you know, the country singer passed away one month ago after a hard-fought battle with terminal cancer. The couple shares 2-year-old daughter Indiana.
In the wake of such a difficult time, Rory is figuring out how to respond when constantly being asked how he’s handling the transition.
The songwriter took to his blog to pen a touching update on life without Joey:
“A lot of people ask me how I’m doing. I usually try to smile and say, ‘I’m doing okay.’ And I am├óΓé¼┬ª okay.
I feel so many emotions all at the same time. Blessed. Lost. Proud. Scared. Encouraged. Tired. Thankful. I have a lot of good people around me and they pour love all over Indy and I. It’s hard to be in this old house without Joey, but I know she wants us here. And I know it’s where we need to be. I moved our bed to a different part of the room, against a different wall├óΓé¼┬ª because I needed it to be different. I sleep on her side of the bed now. I can’t sleep on mine. And when people come to dinner and they sit in Joey’s chair, I want to tell them not to sit there, but I don’t. But I want to.
I miss my wife├óΓé¼┬ª I miss my best friend. I miss her voice and her laugh and her eyes and her smile. It’s still hard for me to imagine that she’s not here, and she’s not ever coming back. But I know that time will make it easier. Because that’s what time does. It heals what is broken. There will still be scars, but I know there will come a day when I won’t miss her this much, when I won’t wonder where she is├óΓé¼┬ª and what she is doing right now in heaven.”
So touching. We’ve been so inspired by the love between this couple throughout this entire journey.
Rory also shared a story about his love for the film Forrest Gump, and how the plot of the movie has weirdly become similar to the plot of his life.
“I make the walk out to the cemetery behind the house everyday and stand over the loose dirt and I talk to her. Like Forrest Gump talked to Jenny under the big tree that they played in as children. Forrest loved Jenny like I love Joey. Simply. Deeply.”
“But then Jenny got sick. And Forrest didn’t understand why. And Jenny helped him through it as he stayed by her bedside. And the Jenny left him little Forrest so he wouldn’t have to be alone. And he stood alone beside a stone beneath a tree and he talked to Jenny. And he told her all about little Forrest and his school and how smart he is and how she would be so proud of him. And then the movie ended so I don’t know what happened after that. But I believe that Forrest was okay. And though his love for Jenny never faded, the pain of losing her lessened.”
We continue to hope for healing for the Feek’s during this difficult time.
[Image via This Life I Live.]