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Rory Feek just shared the story of what  Mother’s Day was like without Joey Entertainment Tonight

We knew Mother’s Day would be a tough day for Rory Feek. Still reeling from the death of his wife, Joey, it had to be hard to wake up on the morning of May 8 without his dear wife by his side to greet their precious daughter, Indiana.

Yet, as always, Rory was able to take that pain and rather than keeping it bottled up, put into beautiful words via his blog, This Life I Live.

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“Though my beautiful wife sleeps in a bed of clover behind our farmhouse, we still celebrate her on this special day and lift her up and give her flowers. This is not my day. It is hers. Joey loved being a mother more than anything else in the world. And she is still Indy’s mama. And Heidi’s and Hopie’s. And she is part of them.”

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Indeed, Rory used the occasion of Mother’s Day to tell fans that he feels Joey around him all the time.

“Sometimes when I’m driving somewhere and Indiana falls asleep in her car seat, I pull over to the side of the road and I just sit there and stare at her. At her long eyelashes and her little fingers and tennis shoes. And I still see Joey beside her. With us. Everywhere we go. And all the pain and fear that I feel melts away… and it’s replaced by the feeling of how lucky I am…that we are.”

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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