December 13, 2011 06:21 AM by Megan Thompson
Late last week we learned that Michelle Duggar suffered a miscarriage and lost what would have been her 20th child. Now the Duggar family plans to hold a memorial for the child they never had the opportunity to know. Keep reading to find out how this TLC reality family plans to cope with this loss.
In early November Michelle Duggar, and the entire Duggar clan, appeared on the Today show to announce she was pregnant again – with their 20th child. While some of the public was happy for the 19 Kids And Counting Family, some people were outraged that this 45 year old mother of 19 was going to be adding another baby to the family. The Duggars were thrilled with the news and Jim Bob said, “Michelle and I both feel like some of the most blessed parents in the world. Our children are so sweet… we are so grateful to God.”
Unfortunately for the Duggar family, they had to tell the public the sad news that Michelle had suffered a miscarriage. In a routine check-up Michelle and Jim Bob were told their baby no longer had a heartbeat. Jim and Michelle took to their website to thank their fans for the support they were shown, “On behalf of the whole Duggar family we would like to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and outpouring of love.”
The family named the child they lost, Jubilee Shalom Duggar, and plans to hold a memorial service for Jubilee on Wednesday. A rep from TLC confirmed the family hosted a private family memorial this past Sunday. The Duggars are relying on their faith to help them through this difficult time. Jim also wrote, “We rest in knowing that even though our child has departed this life that we will one day see each other again in heaven.”
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