Emma Heming and Bruce Willis celebrated their 14th wedding anniversary on Tuesday.
In honor of the occasion, Emma posted a throwback video to her Instagram of when she and Bruce renewed their vows in 2019 for their 10th anniversary.
“On our 10th wedding anniversary we decided to renew our vows in the same place we said “I do” back in 2009. I’m so happy we did,” she wrote in her caption for the video of their ceremony, which featured the song “Fix You” by Coldplay. “Seize every opportunity to unite and celebrate with family and friends. Those are the moments and beautiful pockets of memories that you get to hold on to for a lifetime. And we get to keep those memories safe and alive for the ones that might not be able to.”
The whole blended family was part of the beautifully sweet occasion, as you can see Bruce’s and Demi Moore’s children, Scout and Rumer, singing and playing guitar, Mabel and Evelyn – who are daughters to Bruce and Emma – as the flower girls, and video credit was given to Demi.
Just as they did then, the extended Willis family has had to come together as of late following Bruce’s diagnosis with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
In trying times like the ones the Willis family is experiencing now, special occasions can often be overshadowed by the tragic reality of life as they know it. Thankfully, Emma and the rest of the gang have people in their lives trying to look after them just as they are looking after Bruce.
Emma posted a separate photo on Instagram Tuesday of a bouquet of flowers that was given to her by a friend who wanted to celebrate her and Bruce’s anniversary.
“Today marks 14 years of marriage to the greatest love of my life,” she captioned the photo. “I woke with my heart full but what my mind kept going back to was another person’s act of kindness yesterday I wanted to share as it inspired the heck out of me.
“In passing at a school event for our children,” she explained, “I mentioned to my friend that our anniversary was [Tuesday]. Cut to, I get a text from my friend later that day that said she left “a little something” for me at my door. It was this sweet bouquet of flowers (pictured) with a note that said Happy Anniversary amongst other things.
“It got me thinking about how hard these types of “special occasions” can be on caregivers. When usually our person would acknowledge the event, now their changing brains just can’t. And that is what it is.
“So my point is this,” she concluded. “If you know someone that is looking after someone else, don’t ask what you can do, just do. This random act of kindness will honestly stay with me for a long time.”
As Emma suggested, a random act of kindness can truly go a long way, especially for people who are in need of some light in their lives.
Learn more about FTD at the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration’s website (AFTD), something that the Willis family has made their mission to spread awareness on and have tried to raise funds for further research since Bruce’s diagnosis.