This feel-good story is exactly what we need to power through the week.
In an essay written for Today, country star Rory Feek revealed the special gift he made for his youngest daughter, Indiana or “Indy” (4), who has Down syndrome. The “When I’m Gone” singer used the $100,000 he received from fans following the death of his wife, Joey, who passed away from cancer in 2016, to build a schoolhouse for Indy on his Tennessee farm.
“Joey’s plan had always been to home-school Indy,” he wrote. “To raise and teach her at home. Not just how to read and write, but more importantly, to be part of molding her character and faith and help her become all that she can be… But now, it was clear that we would have to come up with a different plan.”
The structure is a one-room building, and it was named after an old schoolhouse in his hometown: Hardison Mill School.
It doesn’t get much better than this.