Rory Feek/This Life I Live
Prior to being diagnosed with cancer, Joey Feek always intended to homeschool her and Rory’s little girl, Indy. But as Joey neared the end of her life, her and Rory realized that their plans for Indy’s education would have to change.
In January, Joey + Rory began researching different schools for Indy, and found the perfect one only 25 minutes away from their farm. The school, Rory notes in his blog, is appropriately called “High Hopes,” which is a developmental center and preschool for children with special needs like Indy, who has Down Syndrome.
When Rory showed Joey a video about the programs at High Hopes, she teared up and told him, “that’s the one honey…that’s the one.“ As time went on, Joey became more at peace knowing that Indy would receive the best quality care and education at her new school.
In a new blog post called “High Hopes,” Rory revealed that Indy has been in preschool a few days over the course of the last week and a half. She’s already started physical therapy and speech therapy at the school as well, in hopes that she will learn how to walk and speak.
Rory says that Indy is enjoying every minute at school, which gives him a great sense of comfort. He feels that Joey would also be pleased with Indy’s new school, and feels that she is watching over them.
“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.’“
It’s great news to hear that little Indy is doing well at her new school. We’re sure her mama would be so proud.