UVALDE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Makenna Elrod was a lightweight to all who knew her.
“She liked her household and buddies a lot,” her mother April Brown Elrod mentioned.
Makenna was one in all 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 mentioned her 10-year-old daughter “liked to play softball, gymnastics, liked to bop and sing, play with fidgets and spend time along with her household.”
Softball was new to her this 12 months however she fell in love with the game and her teammates, her mother mentioned.
“It could take her an additional 20 minutes to depart the ballpark each night time to go round and say goodbye to all of her buddies and their households. She would not give only one hug, she’d give three large bear hugs,” she mentioned.
Makenna was additionally a member of the 4-H membership and liked going to the ranch along 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 mentioned.
Although her daughter made buddies in every single place, she liked nothing greater than to play along with her brothers, sisters, and cousins — all who miss her terribly, her mother mentioned.
“We’re all struggling. We had so many plans, she had such a brilliant future,” she mentioned.
Makenna liked her household “large,” Elrod mentioned, and liked to jot down them notes and conceal them to be discovered later.
“She was vigorous and can reside on within the hearts of all who knew and liked her,” she mentioned.
Makenna liked going to church, her mother mentioned. In truth, within the months earlier than her passing, Makenna had even downloaded a bible app on her cellphone and was studying scripture.
Elrod mentioned 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 mentioned. “I really feel like after I came upon she was lacking I held my breath and I have never been in a position to catch it but.”