It’s been almost two months since Mackenzie McKee’s mother passed away, but the Teen Mom OG star feels closer to her more than ever.
Over the weekend, McKee shared a touching story to Instagram about finding a note and wallet that her mother, Angie Douthit, had given – and hidden – to her daughter before her passing from cancer in December.
While on a trip to New York City, where McKee would frequently travel to with her mother, she found an unexpected gift from her mom.
“I have been to New York countless times but never without my momma. It was her favorite place and we always had the time of our lives there together. This trip was hard. I cried and was lonely but also spent time being thankful for these times with her,” she wrote.
The MTV star added, “I opened my suit case after arriving and who knows how this wallet got here but it did. Mom, you figured out how to come with me. Thank you 💗”
The first image McKee posted was a note, which read, “Mickie, I am so proud of you. You are a true overcomer. You made me a better mom. I can’t wait to see all you do in life. Love you to the moon and back, Mom.”
The Teen Mom OG star also shared another photo, showcasing the wallet with a small portrait of Douthit.
“To my daughter / I want you to believe deep in your heart / that you’re capable of achieving anything you put your mind to / that you will never lose,” the inside of Douthit’s wallet read.
“You either win or learn / just go forth and aim for the skies / I can’t promise to be here for the rest of your life / but I can promise to love you for the rest of mine. Love, Mom,” the message concluded.
Douthit passed away in early December, surrounded by friends and family.