"Happy 14th Birthday to my sweet baby girl, Gianna," Vanessa captioned a pic of a smiling Gianna. "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!!!!!!! ❤️🎉🎂🎉❤️."
Earlier this month, 37-year-old Vanessa shared a picture of Gianna smiling while wearing her number 2 jersey on the basketball court, as the WNBA honored Gianna and two other victims of the helicopter crash -- Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester -- by selecting them as honorary draft picks during the WNBA draft.
"I'm so proud of you, Gigi," Vanessa wrote. "God I miss you baby. You deserved to live a long, healthy and happy life. I wish I could hold you and tell you how proud I am of you. You're the best, baby girl. Mommy loves and misses you more than I could ever express. ❤️ @WNBA #2 Gianna 'Gigi' Bryant Youngest draft pick ❤️🏀My 'mambacita' a.k.a. Wings."
"My king, my heart, my best friend," she Instagrammed alongside a sweet picture of the NBA legend kissing her on the cheek. "Happy 19th wedding anniversary baby. I miss you so much. I wish you were here to hold me in your arms. I love you. ❤️."
"They are living their life, they are having a good time, and I think Kobe would have wanted that, for them to go on, live a great life and just enjoy yourself," he said. "Vanessa's the reason for that, and I think she's got a great village around her, people around her to give her that support."