Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa took some time to share a valuable lesson she learned about grief to all her fans who are struggling to come to terms with loss.
Nearly a year after Kobe Bryant and his daughter's fatal helicopter crash, his wife Vanessa is offering some wise words of advice to those struck with grief.
Taking to Instagram, the 38-year-old reached out to those who are still aching for their loved ones who passed away and advised them to find their reason to live.
Vanessa and Kobe Bryant and their children at the premiere of "A Wrinkle In Time" on February 26, 2018. | Source: Getty Images
Vanessa is preparing to mark the first anniversary of Kobe and Gianna's death on January 26. Sharing how grief can be a murky cluster of emotions, she wrote:
"One day you're in the moment laughing and the next day you don't feel like being alive."
Vanessa tries hard to live in the moment with her family, but there are times when she misses her husband and daughter so dearly that she feels like it is hard to push through the day.
Vanessa and her girls have weathered many storms, but also marked some special milestones.
But the mother-of-four finds solace in her daughters' company. Talking about how Natalia, Bianka, and Capri are her reasons to live now, she addressed her heartbroken fans and wrote:
"I look at my daughters and I try to push through that feeling for them. Death is guaranteed but living the rest of the day isn't. Find your reason."
Vanessa had never been so open about her struggle with grief before. Ever since Kobe and Gianna passed, she has been through a great deal, but not every moment has been a heart-rending one.
In the months following the fateful day when Kobe and Gianna lost their lives in the tragic Calabasas crash along with seven others, Vanessa and her girls have weathered many storms, but also marked some special milestones.