“I got the call, and I went over, and I saw her and that was that. I said goodbye to her in the hospital, and I closed her eyes, and I kissed her forehead and that was that,” the younger Judd said. “And the next thing I know, I’m sitting here on the front porch, on the side porch … you know, and I’m just tryin’ to figure out what’s next.”
In an interview outside of her Nashville home, Judd talked about her grief and lingering questions.
“I did not know that she was at the place she was at when she ended it because she had had episodes before and she got better,” she said. “And that’s what I live in, is like, ‘Was there anything I should have looked for or should I have known?’ I didn’t. That’s why it’s such a shock.”
The tour had been announced just weeks before the elder Judd’s death.
“I feel her nudging me. And sometimes, I laugh,” her daughter said during the interview. “And sometimes, I say, ‘I really miss you. Why aren’t you here so we can argue?'”
The interview airs Sunday.