Audrey Roloff is opening up about the emotional moment she learned she had lost her friend, Pastor Jarrid Wilson.
A little over a week after Wilson died by suicide, the Little People, Big World star, 28, paid tribute to her friend in a touching Instagram post.
Speaking candidly to her followers on Tuesday, Audrey revealed that she learned the devastating news on her daughter Ember’s 2nd birthday, but noted how she was taken aback at the way her toddler was so compassionate and loving amid her sorrow.
“On Ember’s 2nd birthday we found out that our friend Jarrid took his own life It was shocking and absolutely heartbreaking news. I couldn’t breathe when I found out and sobbed for hours,” she began the emotional post, which featured a sweet photo of Audrey holding Ember as she kissed her mom on the cheek.
“Ember saw my tears, ‘Sad mama?’ We sat on the couch together and she kept giving m pats on my shoulder and saying, ‘It’s ok mama, no more crying, happy mama?’ When I kept crying she would wipe away my tears and say, ‘blow mama, blow’ and she would show me how to blow just like I do with her when she’s upset. Cue more tears,” Audrey continued.View this post on Instagram
Honestly, the past couple weeks have been full of some pretty intense “roses and thorns” as we call them if you listen to our podcast. We’ve celebrated weddings, birthdays, and big milestones in our work, but we’ve also been mourning the loss of our friend @jarridwilson On Ember’s 2nd birthday we found out that our friend Jarrid took his own life It was shocking and absolutely heart-breaking news. I couldn’t breathe when I found out and sobbed