- Vanessa Bryant shared a photo of an envelope with a letter that her husband had written to her before his death
- The mother of four revealed she had waited to open the letter on her 38th birthday as it gave her something to look forward too
- The late legend's wife said her birthday wish was to have all her family together as one
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Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa found something to remember her husband with while celebration turning a year older.
The 38-year-old opened a final love letter from her late husband which the star had written to her way before his passing.
Sharing an image of the letter on Instagram, the mother of four said she had waited to open the letter on her birthday as it gave her something to look forward to.
"Yesterday I found an envelope labeled 'To, The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi' I waited to open one more letter on my birthday. It gave me something to look forward to today. The irony is that Kobe had a photo of me drawn with an angel holding me up by an artist on the cover," Vanessa revealed.
She longed for the 'missing part' of her family, adding her birthday wish was that they could all be together.
"Missing the love of my life and my sweet little Mamacita. Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today. I wish we were all together. #MyBirthdayWish," she added.
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Vanessa's three daughters tried to make the best of her birthday by ordering beautiful flowers which they presented perfectly, including piñatas.
During the farewells ceremony of the father and daughter held at the Staples Centre in LA on Monday, 24 February, Vanessa revealed that Kobe was the romantic genius and always knew how to make her happy.
Things like special dinners, love notes, and trips were his forte as he was always thoughtful while still working hard to be the best in the game.
She also mentioned Kobe's magic arms and his relationship with their daughter, Gigi, terming their loss as something she did not understand.
Vanessa believed God knew that both would not be able to live on earth without each other and decided to take them both to heaven.
She described Gianna as an amazing and gentle soul who lit up everywhere she went and every room she walked into.
She broke down while remembering her late daughter, bemoaning she will never witness her wedding.
Kobe and his daughter died in a tragic helicopter accident among seven other people while heading for a basketball amateur tournament at the Mamba Sports Academy in which Gigi to play in.
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