Amy Roloff Mourns Mother, Shares Heartbreaking Message

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Amy Roloff has experienced a true whirlwind of emotions over the past several days.

We're talking about the highest of highs and the lowest of lows here.

And now the Little People, Big World star has opened up about it all.

Amy Roloff with Her Parents

As you likely know by now, Amy is engaged to Chris Marek.

Her boyfriend of three years proposed on their dating anniversary in September, finally turning this romantic rumor into an exciting reality.

Just a week, later, however, tragedy struck: Roloff's mother, Patricia, passed away at the age of 86.

Amy wrote openly at the time of Marek's proposal about what transpired between the couple -- but she only briefly mentioned her mom's passing on Instagram after it happened.

Now, though, the TLC personality has a lot more to say about her late parent.

Amy and Patricia

"The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride. Happy and sad," Amy wrote on Tuesday at the opening to a lengthy photo caption, continuing as follows:

"Chris asked me to marry him and I couldn’t be happier - I said Yes. and so excited and looking forward to continuing our journey together."

But then, as Amy notes, her mother -- whose illness she had referenced on occasion over the summer -- passed away ... and the reality star was forced to confront the total opposite emotion.

"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 wrote.

"She died on the 24th. 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 included this message alongside a photo montage of Patricia.

Amy Roloff and Her Mom

Roloff went on to pay heartfelt tribute to Patricia, who appeared on several episodes of Little People, Big World.

This is what she wrote:

The woman who raised and taught me so much and loved me along w/ my dad passed away. She isn’t here anymore. 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 3rd. I’ll miss her a lot. I’ll miss not seeing her when I go back home - her strong feisty ways along with her gentle soft loving heart.

I’m thankful for so much because of my Mom. I’m thankful she believed and had faith and know she’s with Jesus now.

I’m thankful I got to talk to her on Sunday before she went to the hospital and then passed away. I know she’ll never stop loving me and is proud of me, I’m thankful all my kids got to go to Michigan last summer and see her and my dad and she got to meet her great grand kids.

She was happy because of that.

A Special Dinner

We have no words we can add here.

There are few things more painful in life than losing a parent.

Here is how Amy concluded her post:

I’m sad because I won’t be able to see and talk to her anymore and yet happy because she’s home with the Lord. I pray for my Dad.

He’s by himself and He misses her so much. 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.

Even in my mom’s passing she is lovingly teaching and reminding me- life is but a moment. Be and do your best today and if tomorrow comes do it again. Mom, I love you always.

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