The daughter of a fourth-grade teacher killed in the Robb Elementary School massacre in Texas has shared a moving tribute to her mother. I have no words to describe how I feel now, tomorrow and for the rest of my life. I never thought I’d be here writing this kind of post for you,” Adalynn wrote about her mother, Eva Mireles, 44. She called her “a heroine” who tried to save the lives of her students by protecting them from the gunman who killed 19 children in a class. “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 hardest working crossfitter in the afternoon,” she continued, adding, “Many know you now and I am very happy that the people know your name and that beautiful face of yours and know what a hero is like.

I don’t know how to live this life without you, but I will take care of Dad,” Adalynn promised.

“I just want to hear your voice. I want to hear you talking to the dogs in that silly screeching voice that wakes us all up in the morning. I want to hear you say ‘Nanis, get up at once!’ because I keep delaying the alarm, “continues the text of Adalynn.

Anallyn continues the moving text with these words: “I want to leave work and wait for your call every day, because that’s the first thing you did when you left. I want to see you sitting in the chair that you said was just for you with our dogs. I want to send you tiktoks and repeat them over and over until dad gets tired of us. I want to sing karaoke with you and hear you yell ‘shine bright like a diamond’ as loud as you can. I want to fight you over the stupidest things and laugh afterwards. I want all of that back. I want you to come back to me, mom.”

The text ends with these words: “My heart will always be broken. My best friend, my sister, was taken from me. Thank you for loving me in the best of ways and for raising me to be so strong. Everyone who knows you knows how outgoing and funny you were and I will always miss your laugh. Thank you, mom, for being an example to me. I will always be proud to be your daughter. My sweet mom, I’ll see you again.”

Mireles was an educator for 17 years, according to her profile on the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District website. She was 43 years old and taught fourth grade. Her relatives defined her as “the soul of the party” because of her carefree character. She liked to run, go hiking and ride a bike. She is one of the two teachers killed in the attack of an 18-year-old boy at the school in Uvalde, a town of 16,000 inhabitants and a majority Hispanic located 133 kilometers west of San Antonio. The other adult victim has been identified as Irma Garcia.