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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Michelle Duggar Miscarries 20th Child

Jim Bob and Michelle were looking forward to finding out the gender of their 20th child today. When they arrived at their appointment, the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat and informed the expectant parents that they had miscarried. 

"I feel like my heart broke telling my children," Michelle told People. "They have all been so excited about this baby and looking forward to April coming around and having a new little one in our arms. That was the most difficult. The Lord is the giver of life and he can choose when that life is ready to go on and be with Him."

When they find out the gender, the family will choose a name and then conduct a funeral service. The last time Michelle miscarried was after the arrival of Josh and before twins Jana and John-David were born.

Michelle was in her second trimester and looking forward to the arrival of Duggar baby #20 in April. If you have ever lost a child, you understand the sorrow that the family is feeling. Please keep them in your prayers.

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Anonymous said...

So sorry, Michelle. I had a miscarriage a couple months ago when I was 10 weeks along. May God comfort you and your family.
Teresa - Bentonville,AR

Rachel said...

I read about it. It is sooooo sad:(

Godly-Young-Widow said...

SO sad........Yes, I am praying for this family. A song came to mind when I read Michelle's words "God gives life and takes it away". Blessed Be Your Name by Matt Redman. I chose that song for my husband's funeral. May He be their comfort.

Q.OJ said...

That must be devastating, I'm praying for them. So sad

Anonymous said...

From myself and my wife Anne, Our deepest condolences and prayers for the entire Duggar Family.

Shane & Anne Callcut
Johnson Arkansas

Anonymous said...

Jim-Bob, Michelle and family, my heart and the heart of our family is with you. Tears and emotions and so many hugs sent your way.

Colleen V. said...

Praying for you Michelle. Been there more times than I want to count and know how hard this will be. Lord, give them the strength to endure and show your love through her other children and extended family and friends. Amen.

Unknown said...

this is such sad news and my prayers are with the family! We may not understand why this had to happen or why people can be so cruel and mean to a person when something bad happens to them but I do believe God has a purpose for all life! I believe God has a special place for all the unborn babies in Heaven! Michelle and Jim Bob now have two babies in Heaven waiting for them with Jesus! God never closes a door without opening a new one! Lets keep The Duggars in our prayers!

Anonymous said...

michelle i watch ur show every week and look forward to what yall have in store. i watch it and think how can i get my family like yalls. i say to myself when i have a situation how would michelle duggar handle this. i am praying for yall during this time.

Belle said...

Duggars,
I'm so sorry. I have been there 3 times. I'll be praying for you all as you grieve. I'm glad the Lord draws near to the broken hearted.

Anonymous said...

I am so saddened by your news today. My husband and I lost our first baby just 3 short months ago, he was a stillborn, and I lost a sister 16 years ago. I wanted to recommend a wonderful book written with beautiful christian values as you walk through these days. It is called "I Will Carry You" It is by Angie Smith, her husband is a singer for the Christian group Selah. This book did my heart wonders as I am walking through grief of the most difficult time any parent can bear. You and your family are in my prayers as you walk through this very difficult time.

Elise Barrett said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. I wanted to just offer a book I wrote as a resource...I'd be happy to send you a copy if it would be helpful. Christianity Today magazine named it one of the best books of 2011, and based on emails and letters I've received from other Christian women, it's been helpful during their own grief journeys. The book is called "What Was Lost: A Christian Journey Through Miscarriage." If you'd like me to send you a copy, please do let me know. In either case, please know that my husband and I will be praying for you. Blessings, Elise Erikson Barrett

Anonymous said...

I'm so sad for your family! I myself have lost a child and wouldnt wish that on anyone. Keeping you in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I am sitting here listening to David Phelps singing "O Holy Night" as I read this blog. My heart goes out to the Duggars as I know they are heartbroken with this sad news. But, I know the love they have for Jesus and knowing that Jesus loves them will comfort them in the days to come. We are praying for you Duggars.

Jenifer said...

I heard about Mrs. Duggar having a miscarriage, my mom told me just a few minutes ago. It was a devastating thing to hear. We immediately said a prayer for them, but what I thought was really nice a loving of them was that they said they are going to still name the baby and have a funeral. But we all know that what ever the gender was of the baby he/she is now with G-d.

Our Life's Journey said...

I am truly sorry and saddened to hear the news. I lost a child back in 2007 and was later diagnosed with infertility. I really enjoy your show and appreciate how the LORD is using it for a ministry. You and Jim Bob are truly great people and remember as devastating as losing a child is the LORD can bring you comfort through anything. With love and prayers

Anonymous said...

My prayers go out to you and your wonderful family. I too lost a baby in the 2nd trimester. It was heartbreaking. I know your little Duggar is in God's hands.
Michelle B ~ Oswegto, NY

Brenda said...

The thoughts & prayers of my family and I are with Michelle, Jim-Bob and the entire Duggar family. Take comfort that you have a beautiful angel in heaven watching over all of you. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, you are great parents. You had the strength to get through this before. Your family will be able to pull through this one.

Beth said...

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. This verse has my lifeline : When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isa 43:2

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear this news today but God does have a plan for this little one and He will keep you all in His arms and surround you with His love. My husband and I lost a little one and we felt the lost then and it is still with us today. But I know that one day I will meet out little one and for now I know their work was done and my little one is with Our Creator.

May God Bless you today and always

Shannon said...

My heart aches for Jim Bob and Michelle, and I am just so sorry for this time of sadness. Yes, my husband and I know the terrible pain from a child dying. Our seven year old son passed away in a tragic accident a year and a half ago. Though we are still sad everyday, we know we will see him again. We know Jesus holds our precious son, and he holds the Duggar's precious baby. My prayers are with the Duggars during this very, very sad time. God bless you all! P.S.: I did see a comment above about I Will Carry You...I highly recommend that book. I wish I could get them a copy, it's so beautifully written. Angie Smith did a fantastic job!

Suann47 said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, I too have walked in those shoes. I will keep you in my prayers.

wayne said...

Hello Duggar family, I'm very sorry for your familys bad news. I have been a fan and fallow the show, please take the time to count your blessings as best as you can. god bless. wayne.

Tracey said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How awful! Please find strength in your faith!

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

So, so sad :(. I lost a child through an ectopic pregnancy and the loss never really leaves you.

I just found this blog and am your 1000th follower! :)

angelak said...

Oh I wish I could give her a big huge. We lost a child at 20 weeks, 3 years ago. Our little girl was also due in April. I am so sad for them.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry that happened that is so sad. I know just the right name for the baby because my name starts with a J myself. My name is Jillian and I think your family is so darling with all of those kids:)

Lisa said...

I am so sorry to hear of their loss. It is so devastating. My husband and I have two angels in heaven in addition to our 4 children here on earth. It is something I still think of today. The hurt and longing never go away. I will pray for their dear family.

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry for their loss everyone was happy for them and they were so happy to. so iam going to keep them in my prayers.

-brittani

Anonymous said...

Michelle- This must be such a disappointment to the whole Duggar clan. My husband, Andrew and I have been trying to have children for 5 years, and i have miscarried 3 times and had 1 stillborn. I wish your family the best, and you will see your child again! When the times get tough, just think, "My baby is with Jesus. Jesus is taking care of my baby." Stay strong, Satan is testing your faith!!!

-Selena Foulucchi, NYC

Teresa-Paola,kansas said...

so sorry there is another angel in Heaven. May the Lord be with you and your family..We will pray for your comfort..

Anonymous said...

We are so sad for your loss. Even though our babies are in heaven and we can take comfort in that, it is still painful. We carve out a spot in our families for each life that we are blessed to carry for any length of time and then, that place isn't filled in the physical sense, but that baby will always be a Duggar. We always light a candle on special days to remember our son that we lost at 20 weeks. We pray for comfort in your hearts and our hearts can feel your pain as we walk this path ourselves each day.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. No words can comfort a woman at this moment in her life. I know, I have been there also. I will share what my brother in law told me when I was having my miscarriage at 12 weeks, he simply stated "I don't know what to say"
We all grieve with the Duggar family at this time. God bless your family.

Monkey's Mommy said...

I am so sorry tht you and yoru family are having to go through with this. I lost two to miscarriage( 6 weeks and 8 weeks) then lost my first son to cord compression at 41 weeks. It is a terrible feeling knowing what you are missing and I pray that you(Michelle) are comforted in God's arms and that you and Jim Bob will find the strength to comfort the rest of the family. I am soo sorry.

Cathy said...

So sorry for your loss. I pray the the Lord will bless you and your family with peace and comfort.

Anonymous said...

I have walked in those shoes as well, and the heart never completely heals. The Lord give and the Lord take. Please find strength in your Faith.
God Bless your family at this time.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Please don't listen to any negative comments. You have a wonderful family that you should be very proud of and others should be envious of. You are in my prayers. Be well and take care of yourself.

Cathy said...

So sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord will bless you and your family with peace and comfort.

thissideofthedoor said...

Please let Michelle & Jim Bob know that there is prognancy loss support available at Stillbirthday.com... Prayers are with the family...

Brenz :O) said...

Ooh Michelle so sad to read abt the news... My prayers are with u Hon ... An the rest of the family as well. I too have had two Miscarriages an its a painful loss may the Lord give you an family comfort an understanding during this difficult time.... Love watching the show an your Lovely Family ;0)

ASGSr said...

Michelle and Jim Bob I am so sorry for you loss. You have a wonderful family and I do respect your decision to leave the number of children in God's hands, but I am truly worried about you. I feel that God would never want you to be away from your other children. As a woman in her 40's I have also considered having more children but it becomes so much more risky to ourselves and the baby the older we get. You are going to have so many Grandchildren to enjoy over the coming years! Again, I do respect your decision; you have raised such wonderful children! I will be praying for you.

stefine stanton said...

Sorry for your loss...may you find peace and healing with time.

Brenz :O) said...

Ooh Michelle so sad to read abt the news... My prayers are with u Hon ... An the rest of the family as well. I too have had two Miscarriages an its a painful loss may the Lord give you an family comfort an understanding during this difficult time.... Love watching the show an your Lovely Family ;0)

Kathy Gubitz said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, Michelle. My sister and I spoke to you yesterday at Cracker Barrel and were so touched by you. We loved how warm and open you were with us as we discussed your family and the new baby on the way. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as we will now share your sadness. Our mother also extends her sympathy to your family.

Kathy Gubitz, Tulsa, OK
Carol Steen, Charlotte, NC
Betty Colburn, Cane Hill, AR

Teresa with lots of kids said...

I am so sorry for you loss. We recently miscarried and the sorrow is still fresh. Please know that your baby is doing God's will in Heaven. Prayers for your entire family.

Ohio grandma said...

I saw the news and wanted to tell you how sorry I am about your loss. You are all in my prayers. God Bless your family.

Anonymous said...

so sorry for your loss!

Jolayne
Las Vegas

Anonymous said...

Michelle, We carry this burden with you and mourn for your loss as well. We lost our 4 baby in the 2nd trimester also and God worked it out for his glory! He will not forsake you! We are praying for you and your beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. I have miscarried, and I know how devastating it is. My prayers are with you and your family. God bless you all!

Jennifer Wagner said...

Dear Michelle , Jim-Bob and the Duggar Family ... Please except my deepest condolences on your loss ... I lost my son when I was 21 weeks along I know the pain you are going through ...I will keep you and your family in my prayers .

Anonymous said...

I was shocked to read this and I feel like my heart is breaking too. Praying for God to comfort the family and pull them through.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for you and your family's loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find strength in God and each other to get you through this loss, and to know your precious one is with the Lord now. Your show had been an inspiration to me.
God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for the saddest your whole family must be feeling at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are an amazing family and God will help you all through this sad time. Let the children come to me. Have faith knowing God always has a plan for all of us.

Kelli said...

I am so sorry to hear that you and your family lost the baby. May God comfort yall in this time of sorrow. I will continue to keep yall in my prayers. God needed another special Angel in his kingdom.... God bless you and the family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this trial. Jesus is holding my grand daughter and I know he is holding your little one too. May God give you all strength.

Anonymous said...

So sorry. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and your family.
Sandi - Phoenix, AZ

Anonymous said...

We have watched your show for many years now and have grown to love your kindness and your family.
This loss must be very hard for all of you especially at this time of year. So many are thinking of you at this time and hope this gives you strength to pull you through this very difficult time.

Kira Marie said...

Dear Michelle,
I am very sorry for your loss, and I know how heartbreaking this is for you and your family. My prayers are with you.
I'm glad to hear you are having a funeral service, it's a very healthy way to be able to grieve. When I had both my miscarraige and ectopic, my friends and family and prayers were essential for my emotional recovery. God has other plans for their little souls I guess, or maybe they'll come back to us one day when they're ready. I like to think that.
Remember that it's ok to be sad and when you are sad, you probably won't feel very strong but remember that you are strong and will make it through, and you are so blessed to have so many people who love and support you.
Lots of love to you and your family! God bless you!
-Kira

singing4jesus said...

Dear Michelle, Jim Bob, and the rest of the Duggar family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how it feels to miscarry; the pain is indescribable. I took comfort like King David in knowing that while my child could not return to me, I would one day join him or her in our heavenly home. I pray that the God of all comfort will comfort you in this time of intense grief. God bless you always.
Terry & Bobbi C., Gordonsville, Virginia

Anonymous said...

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." PSALMS 34:18
This verse was a comfort to me during my miscarriage 2 years ago. I pray you will be comforted as well. God bless you and your family.
Erica - Liberty, SC

Alexis said...

My prayers are with the whole family.

Lesley said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. There is a wonderful community of bereaved parents that have been my life line since our daughter was stillborn in January 2009. Whisperedsupport.blogspot.com and sufficient grace are a good place to start. Grief is a journey- there is no right or wrong way to do it, it has it's own timeline, do what feels right to you. You are being lifted up by so many, but especially by other bereaved parents.
Many prayers!!
Lesley
Grand Rapids, Mi

Nancy Lyle said...

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Your family is an inspiration to all who watch, especially me. God Bless you. Nancy - Conway, AR

Anonymous said...

Dear Michelle, My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jim Bob and your family. You and your family are an inspiration to me. May the Lord be with you and hold you in this time of sorrow. Thank you for all you do. God Bless, Andrea.

Anonymous said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this hard time.

Kim said...

Michelle and Jim, and all the children, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your baby. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. God will comfort you in your hour of need.

Anonymous said...

I hope you post fairly...including all points of view. You are hurting yourself, and your children with your nepotism . You can't meet the needs of all these kids, and your lying to yourself if you think you can. Not all kids have the rfesillience to overcome the dynamics of your uber large family. But this is what god wants?the exploitation that I see by you and other families for television is sickening. I wonder if you renegotiate your tv contracts after you have another child? Sadly, misscarrages will continue as you keep testing your limits as you age. I will pray for your kids though, who don't deserve to grow up in a circus.

Anonymous said...

To all the Duggars, When I heard your news I was so shocked and saddened for you but especially for Michelle. It is always hard on the Mom. Like many posters here I too lost two babies thru miscarriage before and after our last child was born and it is something that always stays with you. Some healing ways to help are to buy a baby blanket and embroider the babys name in it, or plant a tree, rosebush for baby, It is just such a sad time, I was forty four,forty five same like you, with my last miscarriage and the obgyn said that I could concieve but the problem would be carrying the baby to term because the eggs are old and they dont always make it. It is so hard coming to terms with this because we also have a large family, We tried adopting for five years after that, and it never worked out, Bad agencys or we ran out of money etc, but maybe when you heal you can look into that because I dont think the money would be so much a issue for you, I am speaking of international adoption, not domestic where you have to wait and wait for a Birth Mom to pick you, You have such a love for children,I somehow dont think you are done yet, Maybe thru adoption you can continue your love for caring for children, I wish God would have let us do that but he kept closing the door. or my husband did thru God, but I still pray and have hope and I hope you can still too, I bought both your books and love them and watch your show, I especially love your beautiful modest girls that they have their own convictions, and came to them on their own, not just because Mom or Dad said so!! God BLess you. You know you lost your Baby on a Extremely important feast day in the Catholic Church, THe Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of obligation for all Catholics, It is when Our Lady,was conceived in St. Annes womb to be the Mother of our BLessed Lord. and she was born without original sin to hold Gods Son, Know how special a day it is in Heaven on Dec.8th and Know that your Baby is in the arms of Blessed Mother Mary too!as well as our Lord. God never does anything without a reason or a purpose as you proved in your book going to the polling place and low and behold a picture was snapped and now the whole world gets to learn about Gods love and good family living thru the Duggars. No words can help now, It is such a cruddy feeling. I am so so sorry, but with Baby Jesus coming soon, look to him and find peace in the arms of his Mother, She knows and feels all pain and sorrow like no other Mother can, did or ever will in watching what her beloved Son went thu. Go to Mary, Peace be with you all.

carol said...

To the Duggar family - so sorry to hear of your loss; I have also been there many years ago. It is tough but you will get through it. Best wishes for your family during this time.

Johanna said...

{{{HUGS}}} for Michelle and Jim Bob, and prayers! I've lost babies myself, once even an ectopic which ruptured, I know how much it hurts to lose a child you've been looking forward to, a whole future you've been dreaming of disappears in a flash. But the night before I even knew I would lose my baby (I didn't know it was an ectopic yet), I had a dream that I was in hospital and an Angel spoke to me, saying he had to take my baby Home. I remember waking up, and saying to my husband 'We need to go to the hospital, this is not going right'...and there they told me it was an ectopic pregnancy...But, no matter how it broke my heart, even now 3 years later I cling to that dream, and know in my heart that my baby was brought Home, to God. Michelle, take lots of rest and cry...and then look at your beautiful children and thank God! I know I do when I look at my 2 beautiful girls ! {{{HUGS}}}

Lexiet said...

So very sorry to hear about the sad loss o your precious baby. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. have experienced miscarriage myself and found comfort in this saying for child loss. A little flower that was lent not given,to bud on earth and blossom in heaven.

Randy said...

Dear Michele and Jim Bob, and family. Twenty five years ago at 16 weeks I went in for my ultra sound. This was our first baby, and we were also told that there was no heart beat and we lost our baby. I was induced and 8 hours later I gave birth to our only daughter. My heart breaks for you. Please know, as I know you do, that your baby is with Jesus and as we will see our babies some day. Our baby, Laura Faith will always be our Angel. God Bless you and your family. You are in our prayers. Should you choose to have another baby~I wish you the very best. You are precious people! God Bless, Randy/Victoria Phillippe

Janet said...

Praying for your family - I also have 2 babies in heaven and I lost the first one when I was 5 months along. I went thru a natural labor and delivery to have my little boy that now rest in Jesus arms. People who have not been there can be so cruel and sometimes whithout even thinking. Prayers for strength for your entire beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

My prayers and heart go out to your entire family. I have been devastated since hearing of your loss so I can only imagine what you must be feeling. I know your faith will be of great comfort. I don't know you but feel I do as I have seen everyone of your episodes numerous times. It may sound funny, but I absolutely love every member of your family.
Stephanie - Kingston Springs, TN

Mary in Florida said...

Dear Duggar Family,
My heart & prayers go out to all of you at this sad time. I had a miscarriage at 4&1/2 months. I totally understand what you are going through. God Bless all of you.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for the loss of the Duggar baby. Prayers are being spoken for them. The last baby is just as loved as the first in any size family. It is a great loss, but our Savior has him/her wrapped in His arms. Praying for comfort and peace for this family. {{{{hugs}}}}

Anonymous said...

My heart truly breaks for them! No one should ever have to endurer that pain and sorrow. It hurts more knowing your child died b4 u. Some things i just dont understand but i know the lord with be with them and has his own plan for them and each of their lives! Let them be safe, happy, and live their life to the fullest despite the trails and hurt they have to go though.

Anonymous said...

Hi Duggar Family,

I am not sure if my last message got posted but I wanted to say that I am very sorry for your loss. I was very shocked when I heard.

Anonymous said...

from Canada, I am so sorry for you and your family, no one can really know what it is like till it happens to you. I had a twin miscarriage at 24 wks, stilborn identical girls, and a singleton at 10 1/2wks. Take comfort from those whose share with you at this time. my deepest smpathy to you and you family

Anonymous said...

Hello Duggars, I am a recent follower from the UK, just watched your episode where Michelle has Josie, couldn't wait to see if she is ok as we are year behind so I googled you, I am so so sorry to hear your latest news, but am very happy to read that Josie is happy and healthy. Love to you all xx

Susan said...

May God Bless your family in this sad time. Knowing the strength of your faith and your grace through the good times as well as the bad, you are a shining example to the rest of us. May the Lord grant you and yours peace, solace and joy in the knowledge that you will be reunited with little Jubilee when you enter His Kingdom.

Anonymous said...

You still have 19 other children God be praised! Let not your grief becometh a cloak for your brood.

SweetDayDreamer247 said...

May God continue to bless and comfort your family. Sending love and blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about Jubilee Shalom Duggar. She's in Gods hands now and with the other Baby you Miscarried. They will be your little angels. I never had a Miscarried so I don't know what your going through Michelle. I'll keep your family in my prayers. Happy Birthday to your children born in Decemeber. And Have a Happy Holidays........Mary Blanchard,Montpelier, Vermont

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We are due with a baby the same time you were. Our prayers will be with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My heart reaches out to you and your family, Michelle. I hope that you and your family can still hit 20 someday! God be with your child and we all know that he/she is with Him, in His arms.

Briley T. said...

I am so sorry you have lost a child. nothing is like having a child to love and hold. i am 11 and watch there shows since the very begginning. I love them all Michelle,Jimbob,Josh,Anna,Mackynzie,Micheal,jana,john-david,Jill, Jessa,Jinger,Joseph,Josiah,Joy-anna, Jeddediah,Jeramiah,Jason, James,Justin,Jackson,Johannah, jennifer,Jordan,Josie and Jubilee i hope the duggars can feel that there is so many people that love them

Stacie said...

My heart is breaking for you and your whole family. I have had 6 miscarriages and 1 ectopic pregnancy. I am so sorry that you have to go through this pain. It hurts and it will take a while to heal. You will grieve in your own way but what helps me is the thought than when I get to heaven my babies will be there waiting for me. They never had to know pain or hardship. God loved them so much that he needed to take them back home. My love and prayers go out to you.

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