Rory Feek has often updated fans on his personal life through photos and blog posts, and took to Facebook Saturday to share a private picture of wife Joey Feek’s grave site. Joey died at the age of 40 on March 4 after a long battle with cancer.
In the image, the sun is seen rising in the background as two horses on Rory’s farm graze in the field. Joey’s tombstone is marked with a simple wooden cross. “A bright sunrise will contradict the heavy log that weights you down,” he captioned the photo.
The 49-year-old country singer also shared a picture of his and Joey’s daughter, Indiana Feek, bonding with her older half-sister Heidi Feek. In the caption, Rory wrote they had stopped by Heidi’s house for “Saturday morning breakfast.”
In a blog post on This Life I Live, Rory recently reflected on his wife’s death saying he couldn’t help but think about her on Easter because it was her favorite holiday. “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,” he wrote. “What it would mean to her to share Easter this year with our 2-year-old. It would be so, so special.”
The “When I’m Gone” singer also revealed Indiana has not asked about Joey since her death. “It’s almost as if she hasn’t noticed that she’s not here,” he said. “And that is so sad … and oh, so wonderful — all at the same time.”
He explained Joey tried to prepare Indiana for her death by letting the little girl spend more time with Rory than with her. “She let Indy fall more in love with me … and less in love with her. She carried the pain on her own shoulders, to try to keep it off of mine. And even more so, off of Indy’s,” Rory wrote.
As previously reported, Rory revealed in another blog post recently that Indiana had started preschool but admitted the original plan was for Joey to homeschool her. Unfortunately, those plans changed and Indiana now attends High Hopes School in Franklin, Tennessee, near their home.