It’s a bittersweet time. Little People, Big World star Amy Roloff shared a heartfelt statement via Instagram on Tuesday, October 1, revealing how she’s coping with her beloved mother’s death amid her own engagement news. The TLC alum admitted that she “doesn’t know what to feel” after losing such an important person in her life, days after her beau, Chris Marek, popped the question.
Amy praised the incredible woman her mom, Patricia, was and also noted how she’s keeping her father, Gordon, in her thoughts. “The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride. Happy and sad. Chris asked me to marry him and I couldn’t be happier — I said yes,” Amy, 55, began, while addressing how excited she was to start a future with her beau.
“So sad because a few days later my father told me mom was in the hospital and a day later my sister told me mom had passed away. She died on the 24th,” the LPBW alum confessed. “My heart broke, I cried and sadness came upon me. I didn’t know what emotions to feel. Happy one moment sad the next.”
Amy addressed how it’s unfathomable that her mother is no longer here anymore, mentioning how Patricia showed her so much love while raising her.
“I won’t be able to see and talk to her. And yet she’s not in pain and hurting anymore either. She lived a good life with my dad. She didn’t have to go in a home, but was able to stay in her home until she died. She would have been 87 years old and my parents would have been married 67 years on the third,” the reality star continued.
Patricia was known for her “strong and feisty ways” as well as her “gentle loving heart,” according to Amy. The A Little Me author said she was especially grateful that she was able to speak to her mom before her passing, noting how all of her kids got to spend time with her in Michigan last summer. On top of that, Patricia was even able to meet her great grandkids.
“I pray for my dad. He’s by himself and he misses her so much,” Amy added. “He’ll be 91 soon and he lost his friend, his wife and the person he’s known for over 70 years and been married to for 67 years.”
To conclude her post, Amy wrote how Patricia is still teaching her valuable lessons, even after death. “Life is but a moment. Be and do your best today and if tomorrow comes do it again,” she shared.
In the comments, Amy’s daughter-in-law Isabel Rock, who also lost her mother years ago, shared her condolences. “Love you so much and you know I know exactly how you are feeling right now,” Jacob Roloff’s wife wrote. “I’m always here for you. Losing your mom is the hardest thing, but you are so strong and always have been.”
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