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Vanessa Bryant Shares Photo With Her Kids With Inspirational Song Lyrics

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By Clark Sparky

Vanessa Bryant shared a moving post on Instagram on Monday. The wife of Kobe Bryant shared a photo of herself and her kids -- Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, seven months -- in front of a mural that depicts Kobe with their daughter Gianna. In the caption, she shared lyrics from the Nat King Cole song "Smile."

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"Smile though your heart is aching / Smile even though it's breaking / When there are clouds in the sky / you'll get by, If you smile through your fear and sorrow / Smile and maybe tomorrow / You'll see the sun come shining through for you," it read.

"Light up your face with gladness, Hide every trace of sadness / Although a tear may be ever so near, That's the time you must keep on trying / Smile, what's the use of crying? / You'll find that life is still worthwhile, If you just smile / That's the time you must keep on trying / Smile, what's the use of crying? / You'll find that life is still worthwhile, If you just smile."

People flooded the comments with messages of support.

"God bless you and your beautiful daughters Vanessa. stay strong," one said.

"I love you guys. Kobe would be immensely proud if you, Vanessa. You are strong beyond measure," another wrote.

"Your strength is inspiring and helping so many people," Cam Wimberly from "Southern Charm" commented.

"God bless your beautiful family! I can’t even imagine the pain you are going through but the Holly Spirit will keep fulfilling you and your family with strength and peace," Bella Falconi wrote.

"Beautiful girls, love you all. Natalia is tall like daddy and gorgeous like mommy. Stay strong my sweet girls!" a fan added.

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Last month, Vanessa spoke at the celebration of life for Kobe and Gianna. She shared a moving eulogy to her husband and daughter.

"I couldn't see him as a celebrity, nor as an incredible basketball player. He was my sweet husband and the beautiful father of our children. He was mine. He was my everything," Vanessa said about Bryant. "... He would do anything for me. I have no idea how I deserved a man that loved and wanted me more than Kobe. He was charismatic, a gentleman. He was loving, adoring and romantic."

"Gianna Bryant is an amazingly sweet and gentle soul," Vanessa said. "She was always thoughtful. She always kissed me goodnight and kissed me good morning. There were a few occasions where I was absolutely tired from being up with Bianka and Capri and I thought she had left for school without saying goodbye. I text and say 'No kiss?' and Gianna would reply with, 'Mama, I kissed you but you were asleep and I didn't want to wake you.'

"She knew how much her morning and evening kisses meant to me. She was so thoughtful to remember to kiss me every day," she continued. "She was Daddy's girl but I know she loved her mama. She would always tell me and show me how much she loved me. She was one of my very best friends. She loved faith, she loved putting a smile on everyone's faces."

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