It has been just over 3 weeks since Joey Feek from the country duo, Joey + Rory, passed away. In one of Rory's new blogs he shares the hopes that his wife had for Indy’s education — and how, even though she’s gone, her dreams are coming true.
“I have written before about our desire to live our lives with ‘high hopes and low expectations,'” Feek writes. His wife really wanted to home school their little one, but obviously that plan changed quickly. Fortunately, when the Feeks began “researching what and where the next-best option for school for Indy might be, God [led] us to a place called, of all things … High Hopes.”
High Hopes is a development center, located in Franklin, Tennessee. It is approximately 25 minutes north of the Feeks’ farm. Half of the center is a preschool, while the other half is a state-of-the-art therapy center for children with special needs.
When Rory showed this video about their program to Joey, she wiped the tears from her eyes and with a beautiful smile said, "That’s the one honey … that’s the one”
"Joey was so excited about Indy getting the chance to come to High Hopes, and I was so thankful that she felt great about it. Somehow she managed to transform her disappointment of not getting to raise and teach Indy into a real hope of something even better. I don’t know how, but she did. And she never cried another tear over it.”
Indiana is attending High Hopes for over a week now and is absolutely loving it. In Feek's posts he shares photos of Indy playing with her friends, riding on toys and even enjoying a nap at school. She is currently in physical therapy classes, and she’s learning to walk and doing speech therapy.
Even though Rory expects adjusting to life without his wife to be tough, the knowledge that she wholeheartedly believed in High Hopes brings some relief to him and his daughter.
“Indy and I are trying to adjust to our new life at home. To the empty chair at our table and pillow on the other side of my bed. Desperately missing Joey and carrying her in our hearts with us everywhere we go. Knowing, believing … that she’s looking down each morning as I take Indy into High Hopes, still smiling saying, ‘That’s the one honey … that’s the one.'"
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