When Joey Feek passed away from cancer earlier this year, fans who had come to love Joey+Rory and their dear daughter Indiana were worried – what would happen to these two amazing people?
Would Rory continue in the music business? Would Indiana be able to smile without her mama by her side? And selfishly, how would we go on without the daily encouragement that Rory was always able to offer within his blog posts?
We now have our answer.
Rory headed to none other than his blog, entitled This Life I Live, to confirm news of a project that Joey+Rory fans will absolutely love.
“So yes, I am writing a book,” Rory wrote in his July 21 blog post. “And part of me is thrilled. And another part of me is embarrassed. Because of what it took for the opportunity to come around. Because the one person that made this possible, isn’t here to share it with me.”
Indeed, Rory goes on to say that the idea of him writing a book has long been a dream of his, long before the blog and Joey’s cancer battle began to play out within it. Yet, it was the country duo’s newfound popularity that allowed the book, which will focus much on Rory’s own life, to come to fruition.
In fact, Rory had Joey’s blessing to write the book.
“I sat beside Joey and told her all about it,” Rory writes. “About the book offer they had made and how much I liked Matt and the things he and his team had said. As I spoke, she was smiling again. Beaming actually. ‘…see, I told you so,’ she said as she held my hand, ‘you were born to do this.’ My eyes began to well up with tears. She knew what I was thinking… ‘I may have been born to do this… but why do you have to die to make it happen’? She just kept holding tight to my hand and smiling and saying, ‘His will honey, not ours.'”