AceShowbiz - It's been six months since the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California that killed Tamera Mowry's niece Alaina Housley. Even after months have passed since the massacre, it appears the "Sister, Sister" alum is still struggling to cope with the loss as seen in her latest tribute to the slain teenager.
Admitting that she still found it hard to accept Alaina's death, Tamera wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, May 7, "Missing you every day. I often do a double take at women that remind me of you! The pain of how you were taken from us comes back. I randomly envision hearing your voice and holding Aden and Ariah's hands like you did."
"The Real" co-host continued, "I wish you were here to see my children grow, and for us to see the woman you were to become. I'll have to accept we have a warrior of an angel watching over us now. Love you." In addition to the tribute, Tamera shared a picture of Alaina smiling.
Many of her followers shared heartwarming comments in response to her tribute, including sister Tia Mowry who wrote, "Love you Sis. She's watching over you." Her husband Adam Housley, meanwhile, said, "This breaks my heart every day. Every second of every day."
Alaina was among the 12 victims who lost their lives when Ian David Long opened fire at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California on November 7, 2018. The suspect was believed to shot himself to death after the massacre. Alaina herself was laid to rest on November 15, a week after her passing. At the time, Tamera wrote, "Today we laid you to rest sweet angel. I'll miss you forever and your sweet smile. Until we meet again."