Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa has shared a message of hope for others suffering with grief, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the tragic deaths of her husband and their teenage daughter, Gianna.
Taking to her Instagram Story on Friday to offer up the lessons she’s learned since the pair were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash almost a year ago, Vanessa detailed how she’s coped as the first anniversary of the tragedy approaches.
“Let me be real~ Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions,” she began. “One day you’re in the moment laughing and the next day you don’t feel like being alive.”
“I want to say this for people struggling with grief and heartbreaking loss,” continued Vanessa. “Find your reason to live. I know it’s hard. 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 is also mother to daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, four, and Capri, one, from her 19-year marriage to Kobe.