Vanessa Bryant Sends Emotional B-Day Message to Daughter Gigi

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late Laker legend Kobe Bryant, posted an emotional tribute today on what would have been her daughter Gigi's 14th birthday.

“Happy 14th birthday to my sweet baby girl, Gianna,” Vanessa Bryant wrote on her Instagram account. “Mommy loves you more than I can ever show you. You are part of MY SOUL forever.

“I miss you so much everyday. I wish I could wake up and have you here with me. I miss your smile, your hugs and your giggles. I miss EVERYTHING about YOU, Gigi. I LOVE YOU so much!!!!!!”

Kobe and Gigi Bryant were among nine people killed in a Jan. 26 helicopter crash in Calabasas.

In a follow-up post, Vanessa Bryant asked supporters to wear red in honor of her daughter, who “loved to wear a red bow in all of her school pictures.”

“Red means love and life,” she wrote. “To commemorate Gigi's birthday today, please consider wearing red, caption an act of kindness or show how you will play Gigi's way since she always gave everything, she did her all and led with kindness. Please use the hashtag #PlayGigisWay.”

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