Adalynn Ruiz wrote all the ways in which she'd miss her Mom and then promised to take care of their four dogs and Dad.
Trigger warning: This story contains themes of gun violence that some readers may find distressing
The daughter of a teacher killed at the Texas school shooting has written a heartbreaking tribute to her mother.
"Mom, you are a hero," wrote Adalynn Ruiz in a letter shared on Twitter. "I keep telling myself that this isn't real. I just want to hear your voice." Ruiz's mom, Eva Mireles was a fourth-grade teacher at Robb Elementary School and one of the two teachers who died trying to protect their students from the 18-year-old gunman that claimed the lives of 19 children as well. Irma Garcia was the other teacher who was killed. Mireles has been with the school district for 17 years, said Lydia Martinez Delgado, her aunt. "I have no words to describe how I feel right now, tomorrow, and for the rest of my life," she wrote, reported ABC News.
Eva Mireles and Irma Garcia, Uvalde teachers who perished while trying to save their students’ lives. Always remember their names. pic.twitter.com/dmZ5Sb07m8— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) May 26, 2022
"I keep telling myself that this isn't real. I just want to hear your voice," she wrote. "I want to hear you talking to our dogs with that silly voice you make so high that wakes everyone up in the morning. I want to hear you say "Nanis wake up already man!" Because I keep snoozing my alarm. I want to hug you one last time and I want to feel the calluses on your hands because you were not only a teacher during the day but the most hardworking cross-fitter in the afternoon," she added.
My sweet mommy , I will miss you forever. 🤍🕊 pic.twitter.com/SIxKrgX6Xi— Adalynn ✞💛 (@addy_celeste) May 25, 2022
Ruiz then went on to explain how she was ever-present and loving in her daily routine. "I want to be able to get out of work and expect your call at 4:30 every day because that's the first thing you would do as soon as you got out," she wrote. "I want to annoy you and wake you up from naps just so you can check on my chicken and make sure I didn't undercook it. I want to sing karaoke with you and hear you sing "Shine bright like diamond!" In your loudest voice. I want to fight with you for the stupidest things and then laugh with you after."
My daughter’s beautiful teacher was the teacher who was killed in Uvalde, TX. Eva (Ms Mireles) taught Gabby in elementary school. She was a beautiful person & dedicated teacher. She believed in Gabby & went above & beyond to teach her as you can see below. There are no words. pic.twitter.com/qMlVoVEUrY— Audrey (@audreymg0928) May 24, 2022
"I want everything back. I want you to come back to me mom. I miss you more than words can explain. My beautiful mom, thank you for the funniest memories. Thank you for the best times of my life. Thank you for being my best friend. Thank you for being the best mom anyone could ask for," she wrote. Ruiz then said she was lost without her Mom. "I don't know how to do this life without you, but I will take care of dad," she wrote. "I will take care of our dogs and I will forever say your name so you are always remembered, Eva Mireles, 4th-grade teacher at Robb Elementary who selflessly jumped in front of her students to save their lives."
"My heart will forever be broken. My best friend, my twin was taken from me. Thank you for loving me in the best ways and for raising me to become so strong. I will miss your laugh forever. I want to thank you mom, for being such an inspiration to me. I will forever be so proud to be your daughter. My sweet mommy, I will see you again," she concluded.
Eva Mireles. The 4th grade teacher who was murdered in Uvalde, Texas today.— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) May 25, 2022
From her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado: "I'm furious that these shooting continue, these children are innocent, rifles should not be easily available to all." pic.twitter.com/o2g7yROx1T
Cover Image Source: Twitter/@addy_celeste
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