Billie Lourd posted an emotional tribute to her late mother, Carrie Fisher, on the sixth anniversary of her death Tuesday.

The photo shows a young Lourd and her mother smiling together at a restaurant. Fisher died suddenly of cardiac arrest in 2016 at the age of 60.

“It has been 6 years since my Mom died (feels like 2 but also like 705 at the same time) and unlike most other years since she’s died, this year, these past two weeks have been some of the most joyful of my life,” she wrote. “Giving birth to my daughter and watching my son meet her have been two of the most magical moments I have ever experienced. But with the magic of life tends to come the reality of grief.”

Lourd, 30, and her husband Austen Rydell welcomed their second child earlier this month, daughter Jackson Joanne. They are also parents to their two-year-old son Kingston. Lourd says she tells her kids about their grandmother and “how much she would have loved them.”


“My mom is not here to meet either of them and isn’t here to experience any of the magic,” she continued. “Sometimes the magical moments can also be the hardest.”

She concluded the post by telling her followers, “For anyone out there experiencing the reality of grief alongside the magic of life, I see you. You are not alone. Don’t ignore either. Life can be magical and grief at the same time.”

Lourd also recently honored her grandmother, the late actress Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds died of a stroke one day after Fisher’s death in 2016.

“You can never be an expert in grief,” she wrote in the October post. “It is forever changing – the ultimate shapeshifter.”

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