Duggars Plan Memorial for Miscarried 20th Child
Less than a week after Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar announced the sad news that Michelle had miscarried the baby who would have been their 20th child, the couple say they will be holding a memorial on Wednesday for the baby, Jubilee Shalom Duggar.
“We have had many tears today,” Jim Bob told People magazine. “This is life, and I understand that we are going [through] 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.”
According to the magazine, Michelle, 45, found out their child no longer had a heartbeat last Thursday, Dec. 8, while at a routine ultrasound appointment. The miscarriage happened naturally at the Duggar family home, but Sunday night she was taken to the hospital because she felt lightheaded.
“We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and outpouring of love,” Jim Bob said.
“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.”
Michelle also suffered a miscarriage during her second pregnancy, when she was reportedly taking oral birth control.
The Duggars 19th child, Josie, was rushed to the hospital in Israel during their family vacation.
Josie was born prematurely at just 25 weeks and celebrated her second birthday on Dec. 10.
RELATED ON WONDERWALL:
RELATED ON RADARONLINE:
- 7 Wonders for May 24, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 23, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 22, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 21, 2013
- 7 of Rihanna's Worst Looks
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 17, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 16, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 15, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 14, 2013
- 7 Most Outrageous Gwyneth Paltrow Quotes
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 10, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 9, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 8, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 7, 2013
- 7 Best Bikini Bods
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 3, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 2, 2013
- 7 Wonders of the Wall for May 1, 2013
Who Am I?
Check out how Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and more stars of "Fast & Furious 6" looked when they were in high school.Watch Video »
From Kim Kardashian to Jessica Alba, see the worst celeb sunburns.Watch Video »
Khloe Kardashian showed off her svelte figure, plus more celeb stories on 7 Wonders.Watch Video »
Kourtney Kardashian, Vanessa Hudgens and Tara Reid all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders hosted by Wonderwall's Kirby Kristen.Watch Video »
From the Olsens to the Mowrys, see some of Hollywood's most famous twins.Watch Video »
Katy Perry incites a Twitter feud with a 17-year-old rapper. Get the dirty details on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
- Party AnimalsCheck out some of Hollywood's biggest party animals.Watch Video »
- Carrie's ChangesSee how this country cutie has changed her looks over the years.Watch Video »
From Videos of Wonderwall
From MSN Entertainment
From Crowd Ignite