Tamera Mowry and Adam Housley took to their Instagram accounts to share a touching tribute to Alaina; their niece killed during the Borderline Bar Shooting.
Both of them uploaded a photo on November 12 - their son birthday - showing the lady wearing a pale pink dress and flashing her beautiful smile at the camera while holding two flower bouquets. Right by her side, Aden, the couple’s son, was posing for the photo.
In the caption, Tamera wrote: “Happy 6th birthday Aden! Alaina was excited to come to your birthday party. But as you said buddy, ‘She lives in your heart now.’ We love you.”
Adam’s message was more extensive as he explained that Aden was very excited to give Alaina those flowers. He added that even though they missed her, he knew she was with Aden.
“Please be his guardian angel and Arian’s. Happy birthday Aden, as sad as we are, we are so blessed you have a heart like your cousin and we know you will carry her spirit for the rest of your life and make this world a better place,” finished Adam.
Unfortunately, 18-year-old Alaina was at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousands Oaks, California, on November 6 when a gunman, identified as 28-year-old former Marine Ian David Long, opened fire and killed 12 people and injured at least 12 more, reported CNN.
After it was known that Alaina was one of the fatal victims, Tamera and Adam took to People to release a statement saying that their hearts were broken as the girl was an incredible young woman with so much life ahead of her.
They confessed to being devastated for the way in which her life was cut short. Finally, the couple thanked everybody for their prayers and asked for privacy during this hard time.
On November 11, Alaina’s body was taken to Napa, California, her hometown, to a procession through town. Even though California has been dealing with strong fires, several firefighters stayed in Napa and raised the flag to honor Alaina’s memory.
While Alaina’s passing has affected the Housley family, one thing is certain: it was Aden’s birthday, too. His aunt Tia Mowry took her time to share a photo, taken a while ago, of her twin sister and her son, Cree, next to Aden.
For the caption, the other half of “Sister, Sister” wished the boy a happy birthday. She added that he and Cree were inseparable and that the love their share for each other was what the world needed at the moment.
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