This is so sad: Michelle Duggar miscarried naturally. She and husband Bob have named their child Jubilee Shalom and have scheduled a memorial service for Wednesday, December 14. The miscarriage occurred late Sunday night; Michelle reportedly is now at home resting. Bob released the following statement:
“We have had many tears today. This is life, and I understand that we are going though something that many others have. You think about the what-ifs, but God gives us strength to go on. We won’t be able to see this child’s life and the phases that we’ve seen for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day. We are thankful for each child, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven.”
The Duggar family held a service last night, and the Wednesday service will be for family and friends. Bob wrote a letter that he shared with People:
“We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and outpouring of love. As our whole family is grieving, we also know that God promises to work all things for good in our lives. Our prayer is that Jubilee’s passing will help us all realize that this life is short, and our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. He gives us a peace in our hearts as He guides us through whatever we might face.”
Bob also said they enjoyed celebrating daughter Josie’s second birthday on December 10.
“We were looking forward to this birthday because it is a milestone for her. It is wonderful that she is with us and doing so well.”
My thoughts and condolences go out to the Duggar family.