This is heartbreaking. Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth revealed on July 3 that they had suffered a tragic miscarriage of their second child. The two learned the news when they went in for their 20-week checkup. They also found out, at the time, that they were expecting a baby girl, whom they were going to name Annabell Elise. Now, the Counting On couple’s family is mourning the news — and sending their love and support on social media.
“We were so sad to hear that Joy and Austin’s baby girl passed away mid-way through their pregnancy,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar wrote on Instagram. “The pain of losing a child is unimaginable. Yet, for the one whose hope is in God, there is a peace that surpasses our finite understanding. We pray that God will comfort Joy and Austin and carry them through this difficult time.”
Jessa Seewald shared her condolences as well. “@AustinandJoyforsyth our hearts are breaking over your loss,” the mother of three, who just welcomed daughter Ivy on May 26, wrote on Instagram. “Such beautiful words you’ve written in your post. Annabell will forever be in our hearts. We love you all and are praying for God’s peace and comfort during this time.”
Anna Duggar, who is currently pregnant with her sixth child, wrote: “Austin and Joy we love you both so much and my heart aches for your loss, we look forward to meeting Annabel Elise one day in heaven!”
“We love you and are praying for you,” Jeremy Vuolo commented on Joy and Austin’s Instagram as well. “Your trust in the Lord throughout these days has inspired me to know God more intimately. I look forward to meeting Annabell Elise with you in heaven.”
Josiah Duggar and their sister-in-law Lauren Swanson experienced a similar tragedy this past February. The couple shared the devastating news that they suffered a miscarriage of their first child. However, they also revealed that they’re expecting a rainbow baby in fall 2019!
Hopefully, the love and support from friends and family can help get Joy and Austin through this difficult time.