There are many amazing things that country music fans were given through the amazing combination of Joey+Rory. We were left with amazing music, amazing words and an amazing example of what it means to live a life of faith.
These two special people also gave all of us a wonderful little girl by the name of Indiana.
Because through a storyline that turned so cruel as Joey went through a painful cancer battle last year, little Indiana was always there to lend a smile, a laugh or a reminder that no matter how tough life gets, there is always sunshine coming.
That sunshine for many has been Indiana.
“As always, Indy helps me make sense of this life that God has given us,” Rory said in a blog post on Feb. 15. “With just a smile and her little voice saying ‘Papa,’ the pain of not seeing my wife’s smile this Valentine’s Day gets a little easier. That love turns 3 years old this Friday.”
Of course, fans could dwell on the fact that Joey won’t be there to witness Indiana’s birthday on Feb. 17. But instead, Indiana’s smile is sure to once again brighten everyone’s day.
“Joey’s mama and daddy and sisters will all be there along with our older girls,” said Rory of the party he is planning for Indiana. “I can’t believe Indiana’s turning 3 years old already! And did I mention that she’s walking?”