Vanessa Bryant marks 38th birthday by sharing love letter from Kobe

"Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita," Vanessa Bryant wrote as she marked her first birthday since the death of Kobe and Gianna.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Vanessa Bryant marked her 38th birthday Tuesday, her first since the tragic death of her late husband Kobe.

And she is sharing a very special love letter.

In an Instagram post, Vanessa writes she found an envelope labeled "To: The Love of my Life. From, Tu Papi."

Inside was a card from Kobe she found and had waited to open.

It's been more than three months since Kobe's shocking death in a helicopter crash alongside their daughter Gianna.

Vanessa wrote: "Missing the Love of my Life and my sweet little Mamacita- my fellow Taurus. Grateful to wake up to my 3 sweet girls today. Wish we were all together."
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