Country Singer Rory Feek Gives First Interview Since Losing Wife Joey To Cancer

Joey and Rory Feek

Rory Feek is still adjusting to life without his beloved wife Joey Feek — but per usual, the country singer is keeping his inspirational faith alive.

As you may remember, Joey passed in March after a hard-fought battle with terminal cancer. The musical duo shares 2-year-old daughter Indiana.

While Joey was undergoing chemotherapy treatment, Joey + Roey were recording their album Hymns — which would end up being their final project together.

Related: The ACM Awards Pay Tribute To Joey

Ch-ch-check out highlights from the inspiring interview (below):

As you grieve, has the music you made together brought you peace?
I’d say it brings me a lot of peace. I listen and watch everything — it’s part of the process for me. I don’t want to hide from her, or her memory, or those feelings. I want to embrace them and keep her as close to me as possible. Every morning about 5:30, Indiana and I get up, and quite often I play her the Hymns record. Sometimes we’ll listen and it’ll make us smile. Indiana will do sign language to “Jesus Loves Me,” just like she would with her mother. And then there are other times … I’m making eggs, and emotional, and Indy doesn’t quite understand it. But that’s part of it — it’s OK. I listen to it a lot, actually. I watch through our videos a lot. Being able to watch the videos, she’s still alive. Hearing the music, she’s still alive.

It seems that your faith has not been rattled through this process.

Still solid. I don’t understand everything. I don’t understand all of the Bible, nor did my wife — but I understand what faith is, and what faith requires. Faith requires faith, and that never really stops. She had a very strong faith, and that never wavered. The same thing with me: Just because things don’t work out the way that you hoped they would, doesn’t mean that God isn’t still in charge. It’s still his plans and not ours, so I don’t feel like my faith has wavered at all.

How does it feel to have inspired so many people by being open about Joey’s battle with cancer?

We don’t really dwell on that — we’re just thankful to be a part of something good. That’s all we ever want to do. In particular, we want to be part of something good in a marriage. We don’t want it to just look good on the outside, for our faith to look strong. We want it to be strong — we’re always working on that.

We just love how much light Rory continues to bring during such a dark situation.

Sending love to this amazing family!

[Image via This Life I Live/WENN.]

May 6, 2016 12:21pm PDT

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