June 22, 2015 – March 7, 2021
Aleah Averie Reyes. Such a beautiful soul. She is the cutest mixed-race baby niece I’ve ever had. Words cannot describe how much I love and miss her so much already. I would do anything to hear her voice and laugh again. She is so beautiful and one of God’s most greatest angels to ever exist. May God be with you to protect and honor you baby girl. You’re in a much better world and in your own journey now with no more pain and suffer. Fly high my most precious little girl.
For those of you that didn’t know her, Aleah was such a fun and lovable girl. She loved to play Roblox on my laptop and games on my phone even when I didn’t let her. She loved to play with toys and stuffed animals. Last Thursday, I went to her soccer practice for the first time. I’m so proud of her for being on the soccer team, but my heart hurts knowing that it’s my first and last time going to support and root for her. I know that she would be such a great athletic person. She was also an animal lover. She always wanted a golden retriever puppy and I’ve always wanted to surprise her with one. I’ve always enjoyed surprising her with presents and giving her free food. She loved making brownies together and begging us for candy. She would steal my food at times and eat more than me. She really liked eating spicy foods and sweets, which she more than likely got from me. We’ve all loved her so dearly and we’re still in shock and speechless by this sudden tragedy. I wish this was untrue and I’m not ready to face or accept the reality.
Almost every year, we would always throw a cute birthday party for her. I remember for her 1st birthday, she had a bunch of her little friends and family members over to play and celebrate with her. We’ve had a bouncy house, her own birthday cake, and lots of gifts. It was honestly one of the most memorable moments of my life. It really breaks my heart that her birthday is 3 months away and I won’t be able to celebrate with her anymore. But no matter where she’s at with God right now, I’ll always be willing to celebrate her birthday like nothing changed. In my eyes she is not gone, because I know that she’s still with us watching over us. I sincerely wish I could make many more memories with her, and for God to bring her back to life and to come home safe and sound. She will always hold a place in our hearts forever.
Aleah loved to dress, play with make-up, do my hair, wear my shoes, pretend cooking, and pretending that the floor was lava. She loved to play tag and hide-‘n-seek in the house. She was always scared to be in the dark by herself and cried if I left her. She loved dancing to her favorite music and would bust a move every time a song that she likes would come on. She loved making friends and going to parties. She would get so excited whenever we tell her that we’re going to the park or anywhere. Although she always had her sassy moments and attitude, she was the most purest soul deep down that truly cared about everyone she loved. She was so cute, funny, and smart for her age. She taught me how to be happy and live in the moment. Can’t you believe that only a five-year-old already taught me so much in life?! She absolutely changed my life in the most positive way ever. She brought so much light into my life including our family.
I’m going to miss coming home to you everyday and you annoying me to play with you and watch you. I’m going to miss your beautiful face, smile, laugh, hugs and everything about you that made me so happy. I’m going to live my life to the fullest for her. It’s going to be so tough to live without her coming home everyday, but I’m going to stay strong because I’m her auntie and hero. Just a reminder that, everyone’s lives are so important and you don’t know when’s the last time you’ll ever see your loved ones again before it’s too late. I wish for everyone to learn from their mistakes and not keep living life full of regrets. Always remember to hug your closest ones tightly and tell them that you love them every single day no matter how many times they upset or make you mad. Cherish every moment you have with them as much as you can. Your words mean so much to them.
We love you forever and always,
Aleah Averie Reyes.
I love you to the moon and back. I love you with every single bit of my heart. I love you with every fiber of my being. You’ll always be my favorite niece. Until then, I’ll be seeing you in heaven my little angel.