Following Joey Feek’s heartbreaking death on March 4, Rory and his 2-year-old daughter, Indiana, returned home to Tennessee, where they reunited with the two horses he bought his late wife for her birthday this past fall. Rory documented the touching moment on Instagram — see it here.
After Joey Feek‘s tragic passing on March 4, Rory and his 2-year-old daughter, Indiana, returned home to Tennessee. The loving father shared a beautiful photo on Instagram on Saturday, March 5. See it here.
In the pic, which you can see above, Rory is seen carrying Indiana on his shoulders while petting one of their horses. He captioned the shot with the word “home.” This is the first time Rory has spoken out since revealing on March 4 that Joey died after a long battle with stage IV cervical cancer.
The horses in the photo are actually two that Rory had purchased for Joey after she was given her diagnosis. He mentioned them in a blog post he wrote on Feb. 29, just a few days before Joey’s passing. “I don’t know why she loves me. She could’ve had any cowboy she wanted… could’ve had the western life she dreamed of as a little girl riding her first horse Velvet. But she didn’t choose some handsome Marlboro man with a Sam Elliot mustache and a thousand-acre ranch… Instead, she chose our little farm and she chose me. And I’m a long way from a cowboy. We do have horses now… Well, the two that I got for Joey for her birthday this last fall (though she and I only got to see them a couple of times before our lives took us back to the Cancer Center in Atlanta and then here to her hometown in Indiana). And unfortunately, she will never get to ride those or any horses again. They will instead be grazing in the pasture around the family cemetery in the back field behind our farmhouse, where my bride will soon rest,” he said.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Joey’s family and friends during this difficult time.