Liam Neeson pulled at everyone’s heartstrings this week when he remembered his late wife Natasha Richardson in the most amazing post on Facebook.

Liam posted a pic of her with this text…

They say the hardest thing in the world is losing someone you love. Someone you grew old with and watched grow everyday. Someone who showed you how to love. It’s the worst thing to ever happen to anyone.

My wife died unexpectedly.

She brought me so much joy. She was my everything.

Those 16 years of being her husband taught me how to love unconditionally.

We have to stop and be thankful for our spouses. Because, life is very short. Spend time with your spouses. Treat them well. Because, one day, when you look up from your phone, they won’t be there anymore.

What I truly learned most of all is, live and love everyday like it’s your last. Because, one day, it will be.

Take chances and go live life. Tell the ones you love, that you love them everyday.

Don’t take any moment for granted.

Life is worth living.

The couple married in 1994 and remained together until Richardson’s tragic death in 2009.

A brokenhearted Neeson has remained mostly quiet about her death – caused by a head injury the 45-year-old suffered during a skiing accident – for five years, finally opening up about his wife in 2014 in an episode of 60 minutes.

“I spoke to her and she said, ‘Oh darling. I’ve taken a tumble in the snow. That’s how she described it,” he told Anderson Cooper at the time.

After having his flight diverted to Montreal, where Richardson was in the hospital, a doctor explained to Neeson, after showing him his wife’s X-rays, that she was brain dead, but on life support.

Neeson remembered the “pact” the two had made, which said that if either went into a vegetative state the other would take them off life support.

“I went in to her and told her I loved her. Said, ‘Sweetie, you’re not coming back from this,” he recalled. “You’ve banged your head. It’s – I don’t know if you can hear me, but that’s – this is what’s gone down. And we’re bringing ya back to New York. All your family and friends will come.”

 

I think we could all use his advice, & tell the special people around us, what they mean to us.

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