Actress Billie Lourd reflects on the seventh anniversary of her mother Carrie Fisher’s passing. Expressing a range of emotions, Billie Lourd shares her evolving grief, from rage to gratitude. She reveals, ‘Grief has infused my life with a sense of appreciation I had never had before.’ In the midst of commemorating seven years without Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd finds solace and joy in the profound impact her mother’s legacy continues to have on her life.
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Feeling Lots of Different Things – Billie Lourd
As the seventh anniversary of her mom’s passing came around, Billie Lourd felt a mix of emotions. She went through times of being really angry, feeling super sad, or even feeling like she was somewhere else mentally. It’s like grief brings a bunch of different feelings all at once. Billie Lourd said, “Every anniversary brings a different iteration of my grief.“
From Feeling Really Mad to Feeling Thankful
In her tribute, Billie Lourd talks about feeling rage, crying a lot, and sometimes feeling empty. But this year was different. When she woke up, instead of feeling sad, she felt grateful. Grateful is a big word that means thankful for the good things. Billie even made up a word, “griefull,” to describe how her grief (which means deep sadness) was mixed with this new feeling of appreciation.
Grief Changes Things
Billie Lourd shared a deep thought: “Grief has infused my life with a sense of appreciation I had never had before.” What she means is that even though losing her mom is really sad, it made her notice and appreciate the good things in life more. Grief, in a strange way, brought something positive into her life.
Joy in the Simple Moments
One special moment Billie Lourd mentioned was when she was holding her one-year-old daughter, Jackson, while she was napping. Billie’s eyes filled with happy tears. She laughed and cried at the same time because it was such a joyful moment. Billie felt her mom’s presence, like the warmth of the sun on a hot summer day. It’s these small, everyday moments that make her feel connected to her mom.
Missing Mom Every Day
Even though Carrie Fisher is not physically here, Billie Lourd misses her every single day. She shared, “I miss her every day, but the cliché is also true – she is with me every day.” Billie Lourd tells her son that his grandma lives among the stars, making her life sparkle. It’s a sweet way of saying that even though her mom is not here, she still brings joy to Billie’s life.
A Message for Everyone Going Through Grief
As Billie Lourd finishes her tribute, she sends her love to everyone who’s also dealing with grief. She understands that grief brings a mix of feelings, and she hopes that everyone can find a little sparkle of joy even in the midst of sadness. It’s a caring message, letting others know they’re not alone in their feelings.
In remembering seven years without Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd’s tribute is a heartfelt reminder of how love and memories can bring both joy and sadness. Her words make us think about our own experiences with loss and find comfort in the shared journey of remembering and cherishing our loved ones.