Audrey Roloff of LPBW Fame Shares Photo of Herself Reading to Her Kids as She Remembers Kobe Bryant in Lengthy Post
Audrey Roloff understands the importance of family, but when the world suffered the loss of a legend and his daughter, she was even more appreciative of her loved ones. Maybe we all were.
After the devastating news that nine people died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Sunday morning, several celebrities took to Instagram to pay their respects.
Audrey mourns Kobe Bryant
The "Little People, Big World" star had never met Bryant, who died alongside his daughter Gianna in the crash. As a wife and mother, though, Audrey's heart went out to Kobe's relatives.
She further spoke on the use of social media to collectively express compassion for those who go through such great loss. Such events encourage people to be grateful for who they have in their lives.
Bedtime stories with mom
Audrey went on to share a prayerful quote from the faith-based website, Every Moment Holy. Fans and followers commended her for her thoughtful words in the comment section.
In the attached photo, Audrey sat on a white armchair with her two-year-old daughter Ember Jean, and her newborn son Bode, who was born earlier this month.
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Feeling extra grateful for the simplests moments like this one. I cannot imagine the grief of losing my husband AND a child💔 Just the thought of it is unbearable. I’ve been thinking since I heard the news yesterday about the helicopter crash, how social media has enabled us to share in the grief and mourning of those we don’t personally know... As much as this platform has its pitfalls, one thing I love most about it is it’s ability to move our hearts towards compassion. It gives us an opportunity to “mourn with those who mourn,” to pray for those we don’t personally know, to honor legacy, and take inventory of how we are living our own fragile lives. I don’t know about you but it seems like the heartache I’ve seen in my social media feed these past couple months has increased - tragic accidents, miscarriages, terminal illness, children taken too soon, devastating fires, and more. I’ve struggled to find the right response, and in my questioning and praying and heart aching, I’ve paused long enough to to listen to God. And in the words of Lysa Terkeurst, “... there is always a message there. And usually it’s only in the shock of loss that we all stop long enough to hear it. It’s only when we are forced to face the excruciating reality of how very fragile, short, and precious life is, that we realize what we now must do to live in light of eternity. Love more. Forgive more. Hold on to God’s truth more.” ....Always more. Yes and amen🙏🏻 I found comfort in these words... “We know if no sparrow falls beyond the ken of your compassion, that you also, in this moment, inhabit our sadness at this wounding, your respond at the worlds brokenness somehow deeper than our own. Be near to us, O God. Be near each of us who must reckon with the sorrow of death and the sting of separation, for what we feel in this loss is nothing less than the groan of all creation. Our finite minds cannot trace the deeper mysteries of your eternal mendings, but this we know with certainty: You are merciful and loving, gentle and compassionate, caring tenderly for all that you have made.” - Every Moment Holy
Bedtime stories with dad
Last week, Audrey showed that bedtime story reading is not just a one-off for her family. Via Instagram stories, she posted a snap of Jeremy reading to the two kids.
Jeremy sat on the same chair Audrey appeared to be in yesterday. In the clip, big sister Ember stole the show and showed that she's already looking out for her brother by covering him with a blanket.
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Well, I came down with the dreaded “M word” a couple days ago... *cough* mastitis *cough* 😩 I’ve been fighting it with all the things and thankfully my fever is dropping and I’m starting to feel a little better today🙏🏻 Meanwhile my incredible husband has been entertaining Ember girl, helping with Bode, and taking care of me. This was a special moment that I’m so glad I captured from the other night😭 It was the first time he held and read to both of our babies at the same time💗I just feel so crazy grateful for the humans cuddled up on that chair. Also, yesterday marked 10 years since the day I met Jeremy - soaking wet and covered in mud, wearing my running buns and a sports bra🙈...If you read our book you know the story behind that 😜 But wow. I can’t believe it’s been a full DECADE since that day. I love you babe. Thank you for loving me and our growing family so well💗
Ember at the hospital
Meanwhile, Audrey showed how deeply she cares for her daughter last December. She revealed to fans that Ember was diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus.
As a result, the young girl suffered a fever spike and was also going through intense stomach pains. Luckily, the tot recovered, and soon enough was enjoying a popsicle in her mom's Instagram stories.
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Sadly, Bryant's family won't have him around for such times. The legend left behind his wife Vanessa, and daughter Natalia, 17, Bianka, three, and Capri, seven months. Our sincerest condolences to them.