Tamera Mowry Shares Poignant Message to Late Niece Alaina: 'I Know I Have a Guardian Angel With Me Now'

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Tamera Mowry-Housley attends the 49th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Jan 15, 2018 in Pasadena, Calif.

In November, Tamera Mowry-Housley lost her 18-year-old niece, Alaina, in the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California that had 12 victims. More than a month after the tragedy, the actress took to Instagram to share a heart-wrenching tribute to Alaina.

"God, we miss you. Yesterday you were supposed to come home," she wrote on Friday (Dec. 14) alongside a photo of the late 18-year-old with Housley's son Aden. "The questions of why consume my mind. But I must hold on to the fact that our Lord is sovereign. The reality of you not being here hits stronger today. I miss your giggles, I miss your smile, I miss the way you would roll your eyes when you heard someone say something crazy. I miss the way you would so gracefully scoop up Ariah and Aden, and the way you took their hands and walked away to play. You had a heart pure with love and kindness. Oh what this world needs more of now. My children loved you. I loved you. I know I have a guardian angel with me now. But selfishly I want you here with me. Until we meet and sing again.⁣"

Mowry also noted that the post comes on the six-year anniversary of the devastating Sandy Hook shooting, which killed 26 people, including 20 children in Connecticut. 

See the post below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alaina. God, we miss you. Yesterday you were supposed to come home. The questions of why consume my mind. But I must hold on to the fact that our Lord is sovereign. The reality of you not being here hits stronger today. I miss your giggles, I miss your smile, I miss the way you would roll your eyes when you heard someone say something crazy. I miss the way you would so gracefully scoop up Ariah and Aden, and the way you took their hands and walked away to play. You had a heart pure with love and kindness. Oh what this world needs more of now. My children loved you. I loved you. I know I have a guardian angel with me now. But selfishly I want you here with me. Until we meet and sing again.⁣ ⁣ Ironically, 6 years ago today the senseless shooting of #sandyhookelementary occurred. Praying for the families and individuals who have had to endure and survive senseless gun violence. The world moves on. We don’t.

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