The horrific and senseless shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, has forever changed the lives of 21 families.
One of those is the family of heroic fourth-grade teacher Eva Mireles.
The 44-year-old educator, wife, and mother lost her life as she tried to protect the kids in her classroom when a teen gunman entered the room with two assault rifles.
According to her aunt, Lydia Martinez Delgado, she had worked for the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District for 17 years, and her online teacher bio says she enjoyed running and hiking.
Earlier today, her heartbroken daughter Adalynn posted a moving tribute to her mom on Twitter
Captioned “My sweet mommy, I will miss you forever”, Adalynn refers to her mom as “the half that makes me whole” and calls her “a hero.”
“I keep telling myself that it isn’t real,” the devastated daughter writes.
She goes on to share all the things she will miss
“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.
I want to be able to get out of work and expect your call at 4:30 everyday because that’s the first thing you would do as soon as you got out… I want to send you tik toks and say them over and over until dad gets tired of us…
I want to fight with you for the stupidest things then laugh with you after.”
“I want everything back,” she continued.
Adalynn vows to remember her brave mother and to always make sure everyone else does too
“You are so known by many now and I’m so happy that people know your name and that beautiful face of yours and they know what a hero looks like. I don’t know how to do this life without you, but I will take care of dad.
I will take care of our dogs and forever say your name so you are always remembered, Eve Mireles, 4th grade teacher at Robb Elementary who selflessly jumped in front of her students to save their lives.”
She concludes by sharing, “I want to thank you mom, for being such an inspiration to me. I will forever be so proud to be your daughter.”