Rory Feek is slowly starting to return to normal everyday activities following the death of his wife, Joey Feek. The country singer, who has documented his personal life on the family blog This Life I Live, wrote a new post Thursday titled “The Best Medicine,” revealing that a little down time with friends has been helping him during this difficult time.
“One morning a week I meet a few of my buddies on our neighbor Gabe’s porch for coffee,” he wrote. “While his wife and babies sleep inside, a bunch of us guys take over the porch of their little farmhouse and drink coffee and do man stuff — whatever that is. Mostly talk and share stories and laugh.”
Sharing photos from a recent meetup, Rory added, “It feels good to laugh. There’s no agenda. No plan to get to the bottom of anything … except our coffee cups.”
Rory said it’s during this time with friends that he wonders what’s next in his life. “Like having coffee with friends. This is where lives change … And so I will celebrate and capture the big stories and the small ones in my life. Because they are all part of a much larger story that someone else is telling. A story about healing a heart that is broken. Too broken to talk about, so we don’t. We just drink coffee. And we laugh. And maybe that really is after all… the best medicine.”
In a previous post on the blog updating fans on his family, Rory wrote that it was “so sad” and also “so wonderful” that his two-year-old daughter Indiana hadn’t asked about Joey since her death. The 49-year-old said it’s almost as if Indiana “hasn’t noticed that she’s not here.” Rory also said that Indiana, who has Down syndrome, recently started preschool and seemed to be enjoying it.
“Joey had every intention of homeschooling Indy as she grew up. For many reasons. But life has changed that plan,” Rory said. “I have written before about our desire to live our lives with ‘high hopes and low expectations’…but during the month of January, when Joey and I decided we needed to start researching what and where the next-best option for school for Indy might be…we had no idea that god would lead us to a place called, of all things…High Hopes.”
As previously reported, Joey died at the age of 40 on March 4 after a long battle with cervical cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease in May 2014, just months after Indiana’s birth.