It has not been an easy time for the Roloff family. The matriarch, Amy Roloff, has been dealing with the tragic loss of her mother while trying to navigate the complicated pandemic world.
Unfortunately, filming for Little People, Big World has been halted, like the filming for almost every show on television besides the news. But another big problem might hit the Roloff Farm…the money has stopped flowing, and they might not be able to keep their doors open for much longer.
If you’ve been keeping up with Little People, Big World, you know there’s been a lot of ups and downs in the Roloff’s life.
For the happy news recap first, Amy and Chris got engaged!
“I’ve kind of enjoyed kind of teasing her a little bit and it’s all part of the big buildup,” Chris revealed in a confessional. “Life may change after I pop the question. I’m thinking that this is going to be ‘we’ if she says yes and so it’s going to be, hopefully, a fun, new experience.”
Amy revealed what truly surprised her about the experience. “Oh my gosh, some of the things that I found out he did that was like ‘Are you kidding me?’” she revealed in a Facebook live. “Oh my lord, it was so special, so exciting.”
But alongside the happy news, Amy has also had her fair share of difficulties. Her mother passed in September, which has been anything but easy on her family.
“I got hit with some really sad news: My mom passed away,” Amy says in the sneak peek. “It came on a little bit sudden, so I need to fly out to Michigan to be with my family and attend her memorial service.”
“My mom was 86 and she passed before my parents celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary and you know, she was just having some health issues. Eventually, they found out that it was her heart. So her heart was starting to give up,” Amy explained. “I want to go to Michigan about three days prior to the memorial service, so I’m going to leave right after the prom.”
But it isn’t all sadness, as Amy was still able to enjoy some quality family time with her mother before her passing.
“Last summer was probably one of the best vacations I have ever had because all of my kids were there. My grandkids were there and I was very, very happy that my mom got to see her great-grandkids, which she always wanted,” she said. “She always wanted to brag, like all of her other friends, that, ‘Yeah, I got to see my great-grandkids and I have them.'”
“Do I wish I had more time with her as an adult? Yeah, I do,” Amy says about her mom. “I wish she could’ve seen my kids and her grandkids and her great-grandkids a little more often.”
The whole experience made her reflect on her own life.
“I think it’s just a reminder of my own life, with all the changes that are going on in my life,” she continued. “It was just a lot.”
Amy and Chris got engaged only two weeks before her mother passed, which complicates the emotions she was feeling. “And, you know, a lot of them are happy, that’s the whole thing,” Amy said. “A lot of them are happy, so it’s hard to grieve one moment and then be happy the next.”
Unfortunately for the family, the hardships may not be over just yet. COVID-19 has hit the family financially, and they may be forced to close the doors to Roloff Farms.