Both Kobe and Gianna Bryant passed away in a devastating plane crash earlier this year. Vanessa has marked every milestone of her and her children’s lives by paying tribute to her husband and daughter.
Mamba Day is being celebrated all over social media from various people and brands.
However, by far, the most emotional one has been from Vanessa.
She took to Instagram were she shared a post that read: ‘To my baby~ Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi.’
‘I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time. I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way. Thank you for growing up with me and teaching me how to be strong. How to try to see the best in people but cutout the bs. Your thoughtful gestures and the amazing way you made us all feel is extremely missed. I picture your smile and wide big welcoming hugs daily,’ she reminisced.
Bryant became even more vulnerable when she wrote: ‘God I miss you both so much. Our lives feel so empty without you and Gigi. I’ve been completely broken inside. As much as I want to cry, I put a smile on my face to make our daughters days shine a little brighter. I’m not the strong one, they are. They’re strong and resilient. I’m sure you’re proud of them. They put a smile on my face everyday.’
She went on to say that she wishes that it was her instead of him to go first. Vanessa also thanked her husband and daughter for their presence and went on to say that she loves him for eternity.
The lengthy message had readers in tears. Happy birthday Kobe.