It has been a year since we lost the legendary basket player, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna but they still remain in Vanessa Bryant's heart.

"Grief is a messed up cluster of emotions. 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. 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." She shard on social media last week.

Celebrating her daughter Natalia, Vanessa posted a heartfelt tribute in which she thanked her daughter for helping care for her younger siblings after the death of her husband Kobe.


"Dear Natalia, Happy Birthday! Mommy and Daddy are so proud of the young lady that you are. You have displayed so much strength and grace throughout the most difficult year of our lives. Thank you for stepping in to help me with your little sisters. Thank you for being kind, polite and gracious in everything that you do. You have no idea how happy and proud mommy and daddy are that you're our daughter."

"We love you always and forever, forever and always," she added. "Happy 18th birthday to our first born, Natalia, our principessa! Love always, Mommy, Daddy, Gigi, BB and Koko❤️."

The rest of Vanessa's posts, featuring smiling photos of Natalia, had short but sweet captions. "Our sweet Natalia. ❤️#18 ðŸŽ‰ðŸŽ‚🎉😘💋," she wrote alongside one pic of the teen, while she captioned another photo, "I ❤️you @nataliabryant ! #BirthdayGirl#18."