Today is an emotional day for Kathie Lee Gifford.
The Today Show host couldn't help but get teary eyed as she explained that today marks her 30th anniversary with her late husband, Frank Gifford.
The producers played a song in honor of the day as Gifford wiped away the tears, saying, "Today would have marked my 30th wedding anniversary with my husband, and I'm deeply grateful for all the years I had with that beautiful man…so thank you for that beautiful song."
She turned to her co-host Hoda Kotb and continued, "I had no intention of saying that, but that's why I love working with you, Hoda. Just be real…a real pain in the butt," she joked, laughing.
Frank passed away in August of 2015 at 84-years-old, and Kathie Lee has continued to celebrate their amazing relationship and his beautiful life since, always thanking God for the years she spent with him.
For example, on the year anniversary of his death, she penned a touching letter about how she's made it through the tough times.
"I've gotten through this past year the way I've gotten through every day of my life: faithfully trusting God to do what God does, which is to show up, redeem and restore," she wrote. "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 also offered advice to others who might be grieving, too. "I would tell them it's impossible to do it on your own," she said. "You need to immerse yourself in the word of God. What I would do is get up in the morning and spend time in prayer. Start really learning as much Scripture as possible so you can quote it without looking it up, so it's in your DNA. You can call on it when you're feeling challenged in your faith."
Finally, she concluded, "Don't rush the process. Joy can exist in the exact same spot as your grief."