Rory Feek shares a somber account of his first Easter without Joey This Life I Live blog

As many are now spending their days putting their Easter decorations away and making far too much egg salad for anyone to eat, Rory Feek is still reflecting on the holiday that turned out to be more painful than he had originally thought.

It was his first Easter without his dear wife Joey.

Barely a month has passed since her death, yet the pain of the loss in his and Indiana’s lives remains as fresh as the tulips now sprouting from the ground in her garden. In a March 27 blog post, Rory reflected on the holiday that was Joey’s favorite.

“Joey loved sunrise services, and the Lords’ supper and the newness of life that Easter brought to the world,” he wrote. “She would get so excited about the day coming and would talk about it for weeks, months sometimes.”

Indeed for Rory, the day turned out to be a day to reflect on much more than Jesus’ sacrifice.

“I can’t help but think of my bride today,” he continued. “To remember all the Easter’s we’ve spent together over the years and what this morning would be like if she were still here with us. What it would mean to her to share Easter this year with our 2-year-old. It would be so, so special.”

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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