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Rory Feek Talks Watching Late Wife Joey in New Documentary: 'I Saw Her Come Back to Life'

by Antoinette Bueno 6:56 AM PDT, September 06, 2016
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Rory Feek got a rare chance to remember the good days with his late wife, country singer Joey Feek, though their new documentary, To Joey, With Love.

Rory, 51, stopped by the Today show on Tuesday, where he talked about the new film chronicling the couple’s emotional journey. Joey died in March after a battle with cervical cancer. She was 40 years old.

"When Joey passed away in March and we came home to our farm, I couldn't remember my wife healthy -- all those years of marriage, and all that life that she had -- until I started going through the footage," Rory admits. "And then I saw her come to life and I was able, in making the film, watch her life happen in real time again, and it was amazing."

WATCH: Rory Feek Celebrates First Anniversary Without Wife Joey in the Most Heartbreaking Way

It's been six months since Joey's death, and Rory says remembering her spirit has helped him cope with his loss.

"I'm doing as well as a man can do who's lost just the most amazing person," Rory says. "But as we tried to document, in some ways, she's still here."

Rory also gave an update on his daughter with Joey, 2-year-old Indiana, who was born with Down syndrome. Indiana is going to school in Nashville, and Rory says she's "learning more and more every day."

... Indy practicing standing up while her Papa practices lying down.

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"She's so happy," Rory gushes. "She's a blessing also -- not only for Joey when Joey was here, but for me now that Joey's not."

Rory credits his and Joey's "beautiful love story" for the overwhelming fan support he and his family have received, especially online, where the two had been open about their heartbreaking journey.

"Sometimes the most beautiful things happen in the midst of tragedy," Rory muses. "And they get to see it because we shared it, and I'm in awe of it, so I can see why it would matter to them."

To Joey, With Love, is showing in theaters for a special two-night event on Sept. 20 and Oct. 6.

WATCH: Rory Feek Shares Heartbreaking Photo of Late Wife Joey's Gravesite at Family Farm

In March, ET talked exclusively to Joey's longtime family friend and record producer, Bill Gaither, who talked about the extraordinary legacy she left behind.

"Death is a hard process, but to see her and Rory face death with grace and dignity, it was an encouragement to anybody," Gaither said. "Their story is kind of like one from [Charles] Dickens: 'It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.' Boy, they lived that story and they lived it beautifully."

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