Grieving mom Vanessa to Gianna: So lucky to have woken up to see your face, smile for 13 years

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  • Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa Bryant wrote a tearjerking message for late daughter Gianna Bryant
  • On Instagram, Vanessa posted some photos and videos taken during Gianna’s Jersey Retirement event recently, adding a short bittersweet note that touched a lot of hearts online
  • Kobe and 13-year-old Gianna were among the nine people who perished in a helicopter crash on January 26

Grieving mother Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant, wrote a tearjerking message for her late daughter Gianna Bryant.

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On Instagram, Vanessa posted some photos and videos taken during Gianna’s Jersey Retirement event recently; adding a short bittersweet note in the caption of one of the images.

“My Gianna. God, I miss you. I’ve been so lucky to have woken up to see your gorgeous face and amazing smile for 13 years. Wish it would’ve been until my last breath. Mommy loves you to the moon and back. Infinity plus 1,” the loving mom expressed.

On January 26, the news about Kobe and Gianna’s demise broke thousands of hearts around the world. The legendary athlete and his 13-year-old daughter were among the nine people who perished in a helicopter crash; leaving behind his wife and three other children, including a baby who was born only last June 2019.

The note touched so many hearts online; getting nearly five million favorites, as of posting. Many social media users also left touching messages of love and prayers for Gianna.

Earlier, through a lengthy post, Vanessa thanked the fans for being with her and her daughters during such a difficult time.

“Thank you for all the prayers. We definitely need them. We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe — the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna — a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri,” she expressed.

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