Alaina paid tribute to Sam Ramker — who Taste of Country reports was husband to the singer’s mom Kristy Suddeth and fighting Stage IV cancer — when captioning a photo.
The 23-year-old called Ramker “the purest example of how to love and live life fully.”
“He opened his eyes last night,” she wrote. “They shined the brightest I’ve ever seen anyone’s eyes shine, and he said, ‘Jesus.’ We said, ‘What do you see Sam?’ He said, ‘It’s so beautiful.’ Mom asked him who he saw and he told her a bunch of people, including his mama.”
“I want us to all be a little more like Sam,” she wrote. “ He was strong. He was the most compassionate person in the world. He would go without to help a stranger. He was a great dad. Now he is with the best Father in the universe.”