AceShowbiz - Bruce Willis's wife Emma Heming has things to be thankful for despite the trying times. Celebrating their first Thanksgiving since Bruce's dementia diagnosis, Emma shared on Instagram a throwback picture featuring their blended family.
In Thursday, November 23 post, the actor could be seen joined by his and Emma's daughters Mabel and Evelyn. The "Red" star's ex-wife Demi Moore was also present alongside her and Bruce's children Tallulah Willis, Scout Willis and her partner Jake Miller, as well as Rumer Willis, who was pregnant with boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas' daughter Louetta at the time.
"I'm grateful and thankful to know this kind of love," Emma wrote in the caption, adding, "Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving."
The sweet post came after Emma opened up about the ups and downs after the "Die Hard" actor was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. "I struggle with guilt, knowing that I have resources that others don't," Emma shared in an article for Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper, published on November 11.
"When I'm able to get out for a hike to clear my head, it's not lost on me that not all care partners can do that. When what I share about our family's journey gets press attention, I know that there are many thousands of untold, unheard stories, each of them deserving of compassion and concern," she explained. "It's important to me to be an advocate on behalf of those families who don't have the time, energy, or resources to advocate for themselves."
In the piece, Emma shared that she started to learn that "hope is everything." She added, "I have so much more hope today than I did after Bruce was first diagnosed. I understand this disease more now, and I'm now connected to an incredible community of support."
She continued, "I have hope in having found a new purpose-admittedly one I never would have gone looking for-using the spotlight to help and empower others. And I have hope in how our entire family can find joy in the small things, and in coming together to celebrate all the moments life has to offer."