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Vanessa Bryant Shares Message On Kobe's 42nd Birthday -- I Want To Wake From This 'Horrible Nightmare'

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By Mike Walters

Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa, is sharing an emotional statement about life without her husband on what would have been the basketball star's 42nd birthday.

Vanessa Bryant posted a lengthy message on Instagram describing how much she misses the NBA legend and describes parts of her life without him a "horrible nightmare." In the message, Vanessa remembers so of his wonderful attributes as well.

"To my baby~ Happy birthday. I love you and miss you more than I can ever explain. I wish you and Gigi were here to celebrate YOU! I wish I could make you your fav food or a birthday cake with my Gigi. I miss your big hugs, your kisses, your smile, your loud ass deep laugh. I miss teasing you, making you laugh and bursting your bubble. I miss you sitting on my lap like my big baby that you are. I think about your tenderness and patience all the time," she began.

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Vanessa Bryant Posts Emotional Message For Kobe's Birthday

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She continued, "I think about everything you would do in situations to help me deal with everything thrown my way. Thank you for growing up with me and teaching me how to be strong. How to try to see the best in people but cutout the bs. Your thoughtful gestures and the amazing way you made us all feel is extremely missed. I picture your smile and wide big welcoming hugs daily."

As we reported Kobe Bryant was killed in a tragic helicopter crash, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gigi.

"God I miss you both so much. Our lives feel so empty without you and Gigi. I’ve been completely broken inside. As much as I want to cry, I put a smile on my face to make our daughter's days shine a little brighter. I’m not the strong one, they are. They’re strong and resilient. I’m sure you’re proud of them. They put a smile on my face every day. I wish I could wake up from this horrible nightmare," Vanessa wrote.

'I Wish I Could Wake Up From This Horrible Nightmare'

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In her message, Kobe's wife touches on the subject of wishing her daughter Gigi could have continued growing up with her sisters.

"I wish I could surprise our girls and welcome you and Gigi home to us. I’m mad I didn’t go first. I always wanted to go first so that I selfishly didn’t have to feel this heartache. You were supposed to miss me. Gigi was supposed to be here with her sisters. It should’ve been me. There’s so much I wish I could tell you and show you and Gigi. So many things you would both be happy to see and be a part of. So many milestones for our girls. So many things you would be proud of. I’m so thankful I have pieces of heaven here on earth to wake up for- thanks to YOU," Vanessa said.

Vanessa Bryant: Thank You For Showing Me What Real Love Is

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In the end, Vanessa says she knows Kobe and Gigi are celebrating his big day...together.

"Thank you for loving me enough to last several lifetimes. In every lifetime I would choose YOU. Thank you for showing me what real love is. Thank YOU for everything. I know my Gigi is celebrating you like she always has on our special days. I miss my thoughtful princess so much! Natalia, Gianna, Bianka, Capri, and I wish you a happy birthday my love. I love you for now, forever and for always.❤️#amoreterno 🎂42," she concluded.

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