On the Anniversary of Her Death, Billie Lourd Honors Carrie Fisher With a Song
"They live forever in your broken heart."
Billie Lourd lost her mother, Carrie Fisher, and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, just days apart three years ago and she's letting her followers know that it's fine not to be merry and bright when the holidays come around. In a new post, Lourd offered up some words of support via writer Anne Lamott. She used the excerpt to caption a video of herself in her bathtub, a setting she's used before.
In the clip, she performs "Angel from Montgomery" by John Prine alongside The Moon Brothers. The band shared the clip on their account, as well.
"You will lose someone you can't live without and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news" Lourd wrote. "They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It's like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp. - Anne Lamott."
Just two days ago, on Christmas Day, Lourd posted a photo of her late mother and grandmother and wrote a lengthy caption about how the holidays can affect people differently if they're not all about jingle bells and celebrating. She let her followers know that it's fine to feel sad and go through all the emotions that come with love, loss, and the season.
"Sending my love to everyone who has lost someone they loved and is missing them a little extra today. I see you. It's okay if everything ain’t all merry and bright. It can be a mix of all of it. And it's all okay," she captioned a post two days ago. "Feel all the feelings - the good and the not so good. Eat something delish they used to love. Put on one of their favorite songs. Tell a story about them. Cry about them. Call one of their friends you haven't talked to in a while. Be kind and patient with yourself. Don't grieve in silence. You're not alone."
Her new clip does all that and more, proving that Lourd really does follow her own advice.