Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsythe, suffered a miscarriage on July 4 and they took to social media to reveal how God has been with them through all of it along with a photo holding their stillborn baby.
The popular reality TV couple lost a baby girl at 20 weeks this month. Their latest post about the loss revealed they named her Annabell Elise.
“We only had her for 20 weeks,” the pair wrote on their shared Instagram account over the weekend. “Life is fragile and precious. So thankful the Lord gave her to us for that short time! She will be in our hearts forever!”
While America was celebrating its independence day, the “Counting On” stars announced their miscarriage.
“Today marks one week since we heard these words… So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement,” the Instagram caption states, along with a photo of the mom and dad consoling each other. “We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl.”
“Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord.”
The couple quoted King David in 2 Samuel 12:23 after the loss of his baby, “’I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.’”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law