So heartbreaking! Rory Feek is remembering his late wife Joey on the two month anniversary of her Feb. 4 passing, and for the first time he’s shared how their romance was something pulled from the big screen in the classic film ‘Forrest Gump.’
Rory Feek, 49, has penned an emotional blog entry two months after his beloved 41-year-old wife Joey‘s tragic passing from cancer. He spoke of his love for the movie Forrest Gump and how the movie paralleled the couple’s relationship, all the way to Joey’s untimely death. Read on for the tender words about how the film is giving him the hope to heal.
Rory told of his daily visits his wife’s grave behind his Tennessee home as “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.”
“I am a big fan of the movie Forrest Gump. Everyone who knows me knows that,” Rory shared. “People laugh when I say that Forrest is one of my biggest influences. But honestly he is. Joey knew it too. For our wedding, we had “Forrest & Jenny” printed on the back of our napkins at the reception. And when we drove away from the church in my old 1956 Chevy, we had fifteen Dr Pepper cans tied to back of the bumper, because Forrest drank fifteen Dr Peppers in one scene of the movie,” the singer added, showing a photo of the memorable moment after their wedding.
“But then Jenny got sick. And Forrest didn’t understand why. And Jenny helped him through it as he stayed by her bedside. And the Jenny left him little Forrest so he wouldn’t have to be alone,” clearly referencing a comparison with Joey’s battle with cancer and the couple’s 2-year-old daughter Indiana. Stream Rory and Joey’s music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
He continued, “And he stood alone beside a stone beneath a tree and he talked to Jenny. And he told her all about little Forrest and his school and how smart he is and how she would be so proud of him,” while sharing a still photo from the film where the lead character is beside his beloved Jenny’s grave.
“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.” OMG we are in tears right now! What an amazingly touching story with so many parallels to what’s going on in Rory’s life right now.
We wish Rory and his family the best as they continues with their healing process.