“I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words,” Vanessa began.
Vanessa Bryant has opened up with the world. How is she feeling as she deals with the tragic loss of her husband and child?
In a word, emotional.
In a heartbreaking statement or open letter, she shares with the world the raw grief she's experiencing.
Vanessa wrote that’s she’s been reluctant to write about her feelings but she wanted to share them for people who have experienced the pain of losing someone.
She also shares that one of the things keeping her going so strong throughout this insanely difficult time is the example she feels she needs to set for her three daughters.
“I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words." she caption her latest Instagram post.
You can read Vanessa's open letter in full, below:
I’ve been reluctant to put my feelings into words. My brain refuses to accept that both Kobe and Gigi are gone. I can’t process both at the same time. It’s like I’m trying to process Kobe being gone but my body refuses to accept my Gigi will never come back to me. It feels wrong. Why should I be able to wake up another day when my baby girl isn’t being able to have that opportunity?! I’m so mad. She had so much life to live. Then I realize I need to be strong and be here for my 3 daughters. Mad I’m not with Kobe and Gigi but thankful I’m here with Natalia, Bianka and Capri. I know what I’m feeling is normal. It’s part of the grieving process. I just wanted to share in case there’s anyone out there that’s experienced a loss like this. God I wish they were here and this nightmare would be over. Praying for all of the victims of this horrible tragedy. Please continue to pray for all.
The video she shared is from Slam magazine and shows highlights of Gigi and her father at Mamba Sports Academy.