Tuesday would have been Kobe Bryant's 44th birthday

Vanessa, his wife, wrote an emotional birthday message to him on Instagram, saying how much she loves and misses him

Vanessa shared an image from 2009 of her and her NBA legend husband

Several celebrities sent birthday greetings to Kobe, including Monica and Naomi Campbell

In order to preserve Kobe's memory for their other three girls, Vanessa has been working

Natalia, 19, Bianka, 5, and Capri, 3 are three daughters of kobe

She brought the girls to Italy's city last month. Kobe grew up in the NBA when his father was a player

Although the four-parent mother strives to maintain a normal life for her daughters

Vanessa is requesting compensation for her emotional suffering as a result of the illegal photos

She is addressing the fallout from the murders of her husband and daughter while defending Los Angeles County