Singer writes about daughter’s bittersweet life after mother’s death

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ALEXANDRIA, Ind. – A country music singer says he is trying to carry on following the death of his wife.

Earlier this month, 40-year-old Joey Feek died from a long battle of cancer.

Now, Rory says he is coping with the loss of his wife by focusing on their 2-year-old daughter, Indiana.

“Indy has not asked for her mama. Not one single time since Joey’s been gone. It’s almost as if she hasn’t noticed that she’s not here. And that is so sad… and oh, so wonderful- all at the same time,” Rory wrote in a blog post.

Rory says that Joey was Indiana’s entire world, adding that “everyone else was… well, just everyone else. Including me.”

As the cancer continued to grow, Joey made a difficult decision.

“When Joey started to realize that there was a good chance that she might not beat her battle with caner, she made a decision… “he must become greater and I must become less.” And she started going against everything in her being that told her “time was short” so hold her baby even tighter… and longer… and more… and instead- she handed the baby to me, and sat alone in a bed and watched and listened as my relationship with Indy grew.. and hers lessoned.”

Rory says that he is thankful Joey wanted to make sure that Indy wouldn’t be wrecked with grief over her death.

“She carried the pain on her own shoulders, to try to keep it off of mine. And even more so, off of Indy’s,” he wrote.

He says that he and Indy visit Joey’s grave every day.

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