Vanessa Bryant celebrates an emotional milestone in the life of their eldest daughter.

On Wednesday August 18, Vanessa posted a touching family photo on Instagram showing how she is getting down Natalia Bryant, 18, on the University of Southern California Los Angeles campus. The picture also includes Natalia’s younger sisters Bianca, 4, and capri, 2, and the caption made it clear that the moment was bittersweet.

“Today was tough” Kobe Bryants widow wrote. “That was before the tears came. Missing [two-fingers emoji] forever. I love you @nataliabryant BE EPIC and FIGHT ON. “She also added red and yellow heart emojis.

The 39-year-old star’s caption refers to the loss of Kobe and her 13-year-old daughter Gianna in a tragic helicopter crash in January 2020 that also killed seven other people.

Among those who offered assistance in the comments section of the USC picture was the Olympic volleyball star Kerri Walsh Jenningswho wrote, “I can’t imagine it. Love for your heart. Also for your oldest baby girls.”