One year after the death of her husband Frank, Kathie Lee Gifford shared a heartfelt message on The Today Show.
The 62-year-old television host credited her faith in God for getting her through the harrowing months following Frank’s death from natural causes at the age of 84.
“If you thought about it as, ‘How am I ever going to get through this year?’ — well, God doesn't promise you a year,” Gifford wrote. “He promises you a day at a time. He broke life into 24-hour-periods because that's all we can handle. The next day, you reach for your fresh cup of mercy that you need every bit as much as the day before.”
Gifford went on to encourage others dealing with grief to take their time and focus on the good memories of loved ones.
“Don't rush the process. Joy can exist in the exact same spot as your grief,” she wrote.
“We had Frank for a lot of years and we had him in great health and we have many, many memories,” Gifford continued. “If you keep thinking about what you lost, you will fall in despair. Concentrate on what you still have and the memories and the knowledge that you will all be united one day. I am not saying it's easy. I am saying it's possible.”
The couple were married for 29 years and had two children, Cody and Cassidy.
Cassidy remembered her late father at the Super Bowl 50 earlier this year. See the video below.