Bruce Willis‘ wife Emma Heming Willis is sharing an emotional message on her husband’s birthday.
The Die Hard star turned 68 on March 19, a month after his family announced that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, which can cause communication difficulties.
“Today is one of those days of feeling the grief and sadness,” Emma wrote on Instagram. “But the silver lining or the flip side is that I’m so lucky to feel your warmth and love that is directed to my husband and our family. I see your messages, your stories that you share, and all I can say is thank you. Your connection helps me and I hope it helps you in a small way to know that I see you and I deeply understand your journey as well. #ftdawareness #griefshare #dementiaawareness #gratefullness”
Emma, 44, also included a video message in her post. “So today is my husband’s birthday,” she said in it. “I have started the morning by crying, as you can see by my swollen eyes and snotty nose. I just think it’s important that you see all sides of this.”