Billie Lourd Pens Moving Message About Carrie Fisher for Mother’s Day
While some people see Mother's Day as a day full of positivity and happiness, for people who have lost a mother, it can be a bit more complicated.
Billie Lourd shared a photo of herself and her late mother, Carrie Fisher, on Instagram for Mother's Day, sharing a deeply personal message about grieving and moving forward in life as a mother herself.
Lourd wrote, "Even though it’s been over 6 years since she died, when I first wake up, this still feels like her day - not mine. But as the day goes on I remember it is my day too now."
She continued, "I am a mother to two magical little creatures that I adore to my core and there is nothing that brings me more joy than being their mother. And even though she’s not here, it’s still her day."
"It’s our day now. And that is both sad and weirdly beautiful at the same time. With the magic of life comes the reality of grief. It is all intertwined. Mother’s Day can be many things. So like I say every year. Happy Mother’s Day but also griefy / sad / lonely / estranged / frustrated / etc Mother’s Day!" she went on.
Lourd then suggested a slightly shorter title, "Mixed Emotions Mother’s Day!!! (Hallmark or whoever else makes cards out there - y’all should make that a card!!!)," before adding thoughtfully, "sending my love to anyone and everyone out there who needs it. You are not alone. ❤️."
Many of Lourd's friends felt the emotion of her message, with Beanie Feldstein writing, "this made me cry. love you, you brilliant girl ❤️."
Ryan Murphy commented, "Well said. Love you," while Frances Bean Cobain added, "🥲❤️🔥❤️🔥."
Many of Lourd's followers also related to her post, especially those who've also lost their mother.
One poignant comment read, "I lost my mom a year ago and everything you said resonates so deeply. It's always her day but it does get to be mine too ❤️thank you for the example of not only surviving but thriving just like our mothers would want 🔥," with many more writing similar messages.
Lourd has always been very open about her relationships with both Fisher and her late grandmother, Debbie Reynolds, who died the day after Fisher in December 2016, and her fans appreciate the actress' earnest nature.