Joey Feek died yesterday.
Today, Rory spoke for the first time, vis his blog. The picture above is from their Instagram account, entitled simply, “Home”.
Through his blog, Rory shared these thoughts about going home, back to Tennessee…without Joey.
“After four-and-a-half months in Indiana, we will soon be back home in Tennessee,” he added. “Me, and our little one, with our older daughters. It’s hard for me to imagine being there without Joey, but at the same time… it is where she wants us to be. It’s where she will be… She’s gonna be in the mint growing beside our back deck, the sweet-corn frozen in our freezer and a million other places that her hand and heart has touched around our little farmhouse and community. Joey will still be with us. Everywhere.”
He continued, “So if it’s okay, I’m gonna close, wipe my tears and pack our bags to hit the road headed south. She’s already got a head-start on me.”
Oh — my heart hurts. The beauty of Rory’s soul and how deeply it feels for Joey — it cuts my heart like a knife. Yet — who amongst us does not want to L.O.V.E. and to-be L.O.V.E.D. this deeply.
Close your eyes tonight and let the love you have felt in your life…..from all those you have loved and still love….from those who are gone…and those still here. Do this tonight, in memory of Rory and Joey. I guarantee the tears that hit your pillow tonight will not be tears of sadness…..they are most definitely tears of Joy!
Ciao for now….Diane