After Jacob Roloff and girlfriend Isabel Rock announced they had gotten engaged this weekend, Rock shared an exchange about her late mother on Instagram that has everyone in tears.
In a text message exchange Rock shared on her Instagram stories, family friend let her know that her late mother Toni Garreton would have definitely approved of her fiancé.
"I know you've probably heard this a lot already but your mom would be really happy. She would've LOVED Jacob," the family friend told the 21-year-old bride-to-be.
"Oh my gosh that makes me so happy especially because you knew her so well and you'd know more than anyone," Rock replied.
Rock has long been open about what it was like losing her mom in 2014 after a battle with cancer, including the tough feelings that come with knowing that her mother would never meet her now-fiancé.
In a blog post titled "Happy," which she published in July 2017, she reflected on how important it has been for her to keep her happiness even in the wake of such loss. She shared a story about how a week after her mom died when a neighbor asked her why she was smiling even though she had just lost her mother.
"As if I didn't have a right to be doing that. As if she expected me to be hysterically crying at every given moment. As if I'm not the type of person to naturally find a silver lining in every situation," Rock wrote. "If you know me, you know this is how I have handled most of my pain. I have found a reason, a lesson, anything to make light of a dark situation. Because to me, I do not believe in the alternative."
Captioning this photo "I miss my mom" is a bit too obvious and repetitive to all of the posts I've ever written about her. She was my best friend. I know everybody says that about their mom but I mean we did everything together. Friends would ask me to hangout and almost always I would've rather hung out with her. Now I know why, I didn't have much time. I especially miss the deep talks about life, singing in the car, house hunting on Sundays where we'd go to all of the super fancy open houses and pretend we were going to buy them ? I'd always say "I call this room!" and we'd giggle and laugh the car ride home. I remember one time in particular after one of those days I said to her, through tearful eyes, "Mom, I know you are sick but you have to grow old enough for me to write my book, and then I'll have the money to build your dream house. It'll be just like those fancy ones but better, exactly how you'd want it." She'd just smile her warm, comforting smile. I still want to build you that dream house, Mama. Just now you'll be able to appreciate it in a different way. ?
Rock and Roloff got engaged while on a trip to Iceland prior to the holidays, they revealed Saturday, but fans had been speculating since November that the two had taken the next big step in their relationship.
""My people... the Roloff boys really know how to pick 'em," she captioned the photo. "I love the holidays and how they bring us all together. Love you sisters and [mother-in-law]."
Photo credit: Instagram / @izzysofia_