Rory Feek celebrates first anniversary without wife Joey in the most heartbreaking way

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Rory Feek's first anniversary without his late wife, Joey, was a tough one.

Three months after the country singer died in hospice care at age 40, following a difficult battle with cancer, her husband and songwriting partner opened up on his blog about how he spent what would have been the couple's 14th wedding anniversary.

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"In the early morning, I carried a thermos and our two favorite mugs across the back field and shared a cup of coffee with my bride as the sun came up over the wooden cross with her name on it," the 51-year-old wrote. "I talked and she listened. Or at least, I hoped that somewhere, somehow, she could hear me."

Explaining that he played a movie trailer on his phone, Rory continued, "This was my gift to her."

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Rory shared the heartbreaking trailer for the film, titled To Joey, With Love, which he says will be in theaters for one night only, on Sept. 20, shortly after what would have been Joey's 41st birthday.

"I have not cried beside Joey's grave," Rory shared. "Not until yesterday when I shared this trailer with her, or at least tried to. For our anniversary. And I wept like a baby."

"I just want to lift my bride up... and continue to tell her beautiful story, while Indy and I live out the new one that God is now writing," Rory noted. "Happy Anniversary my love."

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Rory has carried on after Joey's death -- with the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Indiana, -- by honoring her in a number of ways.

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...some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered.
...our oldest daughter Heidi by her mama's side last night. Holding on and letting go.
when a mother can't get to the kitchen, but wants so much to help make her family dinner... you bring the kitchen to mama.
...happy Valentine's Day my love
...happy Valentine's Day mama
Piggy-tail french braids.... Indy getting her hair done by her Aunts for Grammy watching w her mama and papa tonight (if it's not past her bedtime).
....some baby puppies came to play with Indy the other day, but I think her mama loved their visit the most.
...Indy's first day of swimmy lessons
...loving watching them loving each other.
We had a 1940's themed New Years Eve party last year in our barn. I dusted off my old uniform and my bride and I cut a rug to some big band music. Hoping for a long sweet slow dance this year.
It's 60 and sunny outside today and even brighter inside.. Joey's out of bed teaching signs to Indy on the floor.
...hand-made pigtails and a second-hand tricycle.
...our girls drove up here last night to spend more time with their mom and little sister.
..this was taken at one of our last concerts. Love is a powerful thing to pray for.
backstage with a little fan with a big heart.
...driving to the airport to fly to Branson to play a matinee show, then flying back to Atlanta later today for one more week of treatments.
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