She’s still grieving. Joy-Anna Duggar got really candid with her followers on Instagram on August 7, when she shared that she’s still hurting weeks after the heartbreaking miscarriage she experienced with her second pregnancy. “Being real y’all,” the Counting On star began the caption on her Story post. “It’s been one of those days … lots of crying, praying, and a little ice cream.”
The caption was laid over a photo of the Duggar daughter holding an ice cream cone. Joy, 21, then shared a psalm on her Story as well. “Evening, morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice,” it read.
The post comes just weeks after Joy and her husband, Austin Forsyth, had to suffer through the loss of their second baby. They revealed the miscarriage on July 3 — more than halfway through the pregnancy. The couple took to Instagram to share the sad news with fans. “Today marks one week since we heard these words,” read the caption of a black and white photo of Joy in a hospital bed with Austin pressing his forehead against hers. “‘So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement.’”
In late July, Joy shared an update on how she’s doing after the loss. “Our hearts are healing,” she began the caption of an Instagram post featuring a Bible verse. “Yes, those days come that I miss my little girl so much. Wishing I could have met her, seen Austin love on her and Gideon play with her 💝.” She continued, “Yet, God has given us so much comfort. People say that I am strong, but I am not. It is Jesus’ strength that has carried me through. He’s given me a peace that passes all understanding and he has given me His JOY 🙏🏼💕.”
Gideon’s mom also added a few biblical texts that read, “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds (Psalms 147:3),” and “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all (Psalm 34:18-19).” She then ended her post with two hashtags: “#AnnabellEliseForsyth” and “#inthearmsofJesus.” We hope Joy finds comfort in faith or wherever else she looks for it during this difficult time.
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