“It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month already since Joey left this world and made her journey to the next. In some ways it feels like only yesterday, and in others… it feels like forever,” Rory Feek muses as he begins his latest This Life I Live blog post dubbed “Forrest and Jenny.”
According to he father’s updates, 2-year-old Indiana is doing well as she readjusts to life in rural Tennessee. Like her late mother, Indy is loving the vibrant nature of spring and the special animal companions that dot their scenic farm. She’s also enrolled in a new school and has started therapy sessions to build up new skills and work towards walking on her own. Enjoy watching her progress below!
“A lot of people ask me how I’m doing. I usually try to smile and say, “I’m doing okay”. And I am… 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,” expresses Rory.
“I miss my wife… 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… and what she is doing right now in heaven,” Rory bravely continues.
At the conclusion of his emotional post, Rory draws comparisons between himself and his late wife and the characters of the hit film, “Forrest Gump.”
“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.” Rory then adds, “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. In Time. All in God’s time…I miss you Joey. You would be so proud of our little Indiana.”
UPDATE: Rory continues to updates fans on the status of the entire family as they settle back into life in Tennessee. His latest updates via social media display uplifting images of Indiana enjoying quality time with family and friends. View the sweet series of photos here and keep up with this inspiring family by hitting the button below!