On Monday, Tamera took to Instagram to share a photo of Alaina and her son, Aden. “Happy 6th birthday Aden!” she captioned the sweet photo. “Alaina was excited to come to your birthday party. But as you said buddy, ‘She lives in your heart now.’ We love you.”
In the photo, the late Alaina is grinning and holding large bouquets of flowers while posing with her cousin.
Earlier in the week, Tamera honored her niece in a moving post, writing, “My heart breaks. I’m still in disbelief. It’s not fair how you were taken from us. I was blessed to know you ever since you were 5. You stole my heart. I will miss our inside jokes, us serenading at the piano.”
Alaina was killed alongside 11 others at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday. Tamera’s husband, Adam Housley, shared a statement from his brother and sister-in-law, Arik and Hannah Housley, last Thursday.