When Joey + Rory Feek were married in 2002, she made it clear that she didn’t want to be a mother. “It’s not that she didn’t like kids, she just never saw herself having any,” Rory wrote on his blog, This Life I Live.
But Joey eventually had a change of heart, and the couple welcomed their first child together on February 17, 2014. They named the little girl Indiana, and took to calling her “Indy” for short.
Since Indy has Down Syndrome, Joey + Rory knew they all had a fair share of challenges to face. They completely devoted themselves to Indy’s care, and Joey intended to homeschool her.
However, Joey’s plans came to a halt when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in May 2014. She underwent surgery to remove the cancer, and doctors declared the surgery a success. Sadly, the cancer returned, and Joey passed away on March 4, 2016.
Through all of the sad times, little Indy has been the bright ray of sunshine that Rory has needed in his life. The sweet pictures he shares of his little girl have brought so much happiness to us all, which is why we’d like to share a few of our favorites with you. Just click on the button below to start.