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Rory Feek: Daughter Indiana and I ‘Are Trying to Adjust to Our New Life’ After Joey’s Death

They’re trying to find a new normal. Rory Feek took to his blog, This Life I Live, on Friday, March 25, to update fans on how he and his daughter Indiana have been living their lives without Joey Feek since her tragic death earlier this month.

“Indy and I are trying to adjust to our new life at home,” the country singer, 49, wrote. “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.”

Related: Joey and Rory Feek: Their Sweetest Moments

Rory noted that one big part of moving forward has been getting Indiana, 2, acclimated to a new school now that Joey’s plans for homeschooling are no longer possible.

Joey and Rory Feek
Joey and Rory Feek

“I have written before about our desire to live our lives with ‘high hopes and low expectations’ … but during the month of January, when Joey and I decided we needed to start researching what and where the next-best option for school for Indy might be … we had no idea that God would lead us to a place called, of all things … ‘High Hopes,’” he wrote.

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The High Hopes center, which is a short 25 minutes away from the Feeks’ farm, is half preschool and half “state-of-the-art therapy center for children with special needs,” which is exactly what the couple was looking for (Indiana was born with Down Syndrome.)

…some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They’re dreams coming true and prayers being answered.

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“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 … that’s the one,’” Rory recounted.

Related: PHOTOS: Joey and Rory Feek: Their Love Story

Joey passed away at the age of 40 on Friday, March 4, after a long battle with stage IV cervical cancer. Her loving husband has been chronicling the family of three’s journey throughout the last few months.

In February, Rory shared a touching photo of Joey smiling and playing with her little girl on her second birthday.

“Some birthdays are more than just birthdays,” the caption read. “They’re dreams coming true and prayers being answered.”

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