UVALDE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Makenna Elrod was a light-weight to all who knew her.
“She cherished her household and mates a lot,” her mother April Brown Elrod stated.
Makenna was one among 21 victims killed within the Robb Elementary Faculty taking pictures Might 24, and within the time since then her mother has labored to make sure she is remembered for who she was.
Elrod stated her 10-year-old daughter “cherished to play softball, gymnastics, cherished to bounce and sing, play with fidgets and spend time together with her household.”
Softball was new to her this yr however she fell in love with the game and her teammates, her mother stated.
“It might take her an additional 20 minutes to depart the ballpark each night time to go round and say goodbye to all of her mates and their households. She would not give only one hug, she’d give three huge bear hugs,” she stated.
Makenna was additionally a member of the 4-H membership and cherished going to the ranch together with her dad to feed animals and to experience on the ranger.
“[She] was enthusiastic about getting to indicate pigs, steers, and chickens within the native 4-H inventory present within the coming years,” Elrod stated.
Although her daughter made mates in every single place, she cherished nothing greater than to play together with her brothers, sisters, and cousins — all who miss her terribly, her mother stated.
“We’re all struggling. We had so many plans, she had such a vibrant future,” she stated.
Makenna cherished her household “huge,” Elrod stated, and cherished to write down them notes and conceal them to be discovered later.
“She was vigorous and can dwell on within the hearts of all who knew and cherished her,” she stated.
Makenna cherished going to church, her mother stated. Actually, within the months earlier than her passing, Makenna had even downloaded a bible app on her telephone and was studying scripture.
Elrod stated her favourite tune when it was her flip to DJ was “The Lion And The Lamb,” which she would belt out within the bathe and the automobile.
“Makenna had a presence about her. You knew when she was within the room. She introduced pleasure to all who knew her… Our household has a gap that may by no means be mended,” her mother stated. “I really feel like once I came upon she was lacking I held my breath and I have not been capable of catch it but.”