Tori Roloff Opens Up About Raising a Child With Dwarfism in Heartfelt Post

Jackson Roloff and Tori Roloff
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Anyone who tunes in to watch Little People, Big World quickly realize how special this family is, including an adorable 2-year-old. It's no secret Jackson Roloff has dwarfism, but recently, Tori experienced a situation that made her realize how different Jackson is from the rest of the kids his age that admittedly made her take pause.

  • Tori took to Instagram to open up about a recent family trip to a festival that opened her eyes to Jackson being different.

    "I often forget that my son is any different than yours. I forget that he has shorter legs, because he can get around and run just like any other 2 year old," Tori Roloff writes in her Instagram post about her sweet boy. "I forget he has short arms, because he can still reach everything around the house (even the stuff we don't want him to). I forget that he's different because he's so capable and I see nothing other than my mister mister."

    In addition to Jackson Roloff, Tori and Zach are expecting their second child (a little girl!) who's supposed to make her grand debut in November.
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  • "Today pointed out that he is different[,] and that's never going to change," she writes.

    "He watched as kids (many younger than him) rode rides at a festival here in town and he wasn’t able to join," she continues. "Jackson wanted so bad to ride the airplanes that went up and down but the height requirement wouldn't allow him to (which I totally understand!). It was harder for me than it was for him for sure. It was really the first time I was hit in the face with the fact my child is different."

    Thankfully, Tori received comfort from hubby Zach Roloff, whose views about dwarfism, as a man with the condition, give her hope.

    "I'm so proud of my husband and his outlook on it all and even more proud of my son who brushes things off with ease and I pray they both continue to do this," Tori adds. "In the words of @jeremyroloff : if a bad attitude would fix it -- I would have one. This was also just a reminder of why I love @disneyland so much: the land of no height requirements! This kid is meant to bring light to this world this I know for sure. #babyjroloff."

  • As one might expect, Tori's post is bringing the feels.

    Instagram comments

    ... all the feels.

    We can only imagine what parents raising kids with a "disability" -- or considered to have a "special need" -- experience. The love for their children is no different than any other parent, though their journey likely includes considerations many of us take for granted with our kids. Jackson might have dwarfism, but it's not a limitation on his capabilities as the sky's the limit for this sweet boy.

  • Jackson is so loved and will likely change the world.

    Given Tori and Zach are his parents, we expect nothing less.

    Thanks for sharing your truth, Tori.
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