At his first soccer game, his fellow teammates were curious and asked, "Why he was so small."
Tori Roloff and Zach Roloff's oldest son, Jackson enjoyed playing his first-ever soccer game recently and even scored a goal! Tori couldn't be prouder of her 5-year-old. The 31-year-old mom also realized that her son is starting to become aware of his physical differences and she's determined to celebrate him for who he is.
The proud mom shared photos and a video from Jackson's big moment to her Instagram explaining that "Jackson (and others) are starting to notice that something is different about him.” The Little People, Big World star wrote on Wednesday, April 19, “At Jackson’s first soccer game, the other team was asking why he was so small. Purely out of curiosity, I believe — not bullying or being malicious — just curious. It stuck with him enough to tell me on the sideline though. I told him, ‘That’s how God made you, now show them how fast you are!’"
She said her son then proceeded to score a goal, and "I can’t tell you how stoked we were.” She also pointed out, "I WANT him to know he's different. But maybe not in the way he thinks he is."
Tori who does not have dwarfism and her husband Zach, who does, wed in 2015. They are parents to Jackson, 5, Lilah, 3, and Josiah, 11 months. All three children — similar to Zach, 32, and his parents, Matt Roloff and Amy Roloff — have been diagnosed with a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. According to PEOPLE, Jackson had to have surgery in 2021 to help correct the bowing in his legs.
His parents are so proud of the person that he is and assured him that he was as fast as his fellow teammates on the field. The family was previously worried that their child would "break down" if they knew about his differences. But they're making sure to support him all through it.
Addressing her oldest child in her post she continued, "Jackson I pray that you notice that you are different. That God has set you apart from all other people. I pray you're different in how you see and love others. I pray that you're different in the choices you make to keep God close to your heart," she continued. "I pray you're different in how you solve problems and arguments. I pray that you think differently about how the world works and adaptations that can be made." She went on to add, "I pray you see your differences and use them to change the world. You are different, kid. Different than any kid I've ever met. You are one of a kind and I am so stinking proud to be your mom."
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