Rory Feek is opening up about how he and 2-year-old daughter Indiana are trying to move forward after the loss of Joey Feek.
Joey died earlier this month at age 40 after a battle with cancer. The country singer had been in hospice care since October, and Rory had been documenting their experience on their Facebook page and their blog, called "This Life I Live."
In a new post for his blog titled Less is More, Rory updated his fans and supporters on how Indiana has been doing in the weeks since Joey's passing.
"Indy has not asked for her mama. Not one single time since Joey’s been gone," Rory wrote. "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, 49, explained how in Joey's final months, the country singer insisted that Indiana spend less time with her, and more time with her husband so that Rory and Indiana could create a strong bond that would be crucial for their daughter as she adjusted to life without Joey.
"When we first got to Indiana in late October, Joey was Indy’s whole world. She loved her mama so much and all she wanted was to be with her, beside her or in-sight of her," Rory said. "But in early November, when Joey started to realize that there was a good chance that she might not beat her battle with cancer, she made a decision ... 'he must become greater and I must become less.'"
"Who does that? Who has that kind of strength and character," Rory continued. "[Joey] 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 explained that while his daughter "doesn't quite understand what has happened" to her mother right now, as she grows older, Indiana will realize the impact her mother had on her family and their community.
"She may not realize right now how incredible her mama is, but she will," Rory wrote. "I have made a career out of documenting our lives, and her mother ... with songs and video and pictures and they are everywhere. I will play them for her."
Rory noted that he and Indiana visit Joey's grave "every day," and stated that when they visit her their family is whole again.
"I talk with my bride about what has happened that day, and what I'm worried or excited about ... and I share the latest thing that Indiana is doing," Rory wrote. "And for a little bit, we're a family again."