After the death of his wife Joey, Rory Feek tried his best to keep his composure. The widow and his little daughter avoided falling into despair. Rory’s wife lost her battle with illness, but he still received a lot of encouraging words, and his family and loved ones have been a comfort to him.
Now that Indiana has Down syndrome, Rory is parenting her alone and blogging about their journey on his site The Life I Live. He hopes to demonstrate that children with Down syndrome are just like other kids by sharing his experiences as a parent of a child with the condition.
Rory keeps a blog called This Life I Live where he writes about his lives and the life of his daughter. As the only father of his young daughter Indiana, Rory is committed to that responsibility. Without the girl’s mother, he knows the task would be difficult, but he has faith that Joey will be with him in spirit to help him on the way.
As if dealing with this obstacle wasn’t difficult enough, Rory also faces another problem. Some people hold the opinion that a little girl with Down syndrome like Indiana is an error. They erroneously think that his infant will never be able to live an average life, yet this is obviously untrue.
Rory is aware of the stupidity of these folks. He views his lovely daughter as a gift from God rather than a mistake, just like any parent would. Rory opens one of his blogs, “Crib Notes,” by asserting that “God doesn’t make errors.”
He emphasizes that despite her peculiarities, Indiana is still just as precious as other kids. Her life has just as much significance as everybody else’s. In addition, her emotions and dreams are just as significant when she is a kid as they will be when she is an adult.
Rory talks about his encounters with kids that have unique needs, and he has believed that every one of them has value on par with other kids. In his essay, he included some depressing data on the proportion of mothers who choose to terminate their offspring after discovering that they have Down syndrome. According to Healthline, the percentage varies by nation and ranges from 67 percent in the US to around 100 percent in places like Denmark and Iceland.
Joey and Rory accepted that Indiana was the child that God had intended for them to have, and they loved the love they had with their daughter. Rory claimed that Indiana was a gift rather than a mistake for him and Joey and that Indiana brings him happiness in the midst of a difficult period. In his final paragraph, he expressed his excitement about his daughter’s future and his belief that as she matures, they may both teach and learn from one another.