Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are honoring their late daughter, Jubilee. In a post shared to the reality star family’s Facebook page on Monday, Dec. 11, they revealed that their little one — who was stillborn — would have turned six years old today.
“It’s hard to believe Jubilee would have been 6 years old today,” the post began. “Jubilee is our 20th child who was stillborn. We so look forward to seeing Jubilee in heaven. In the Bible, King David’s baby died and he stated, ‘I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.’ This is our hope of eternal life, if each one of us repents of our sins and put our faith and trust in Jesus.”
It’s hard to believe Jubilee would have been 6 years old today. Jubilee is our 20th child who was stillborn. We so look…
People quickly began commenting on their post, offering their condolences. “I’m so sorry, Michelle,” someone wrote. “None of us will ever forget Jubilee, either. I’m so glad you shared her life with us.” Others personally related to the mother-of-nineteen. “I remember watching this episode and being almost 30 weeks pregnant and then on Jan. 7, 2012, I had a stillborn baby girl too. It’s the most horrible thing to go through for any mother.”
Earlier this week, the reality star family celebrated another birthday in the family — their youngest daughter, Josie. The “miracle baby” — who was born prematurely — turned eight years old over the weekend, but fans weren’t satisfied with her birthday tribute. One fan wrote, “Josie is eight years old and officially no more special than any of her replaceable, boilerplate siblings to Jim Bob and Michelle. They don’t even talk about what a miracle she is anymore.”
Inquisitr pointed out that her message was pretty generic, especially in comparison to the one she received from her parents in 2015. “Happy 6th Birthday Josie!” the post at the time read. “We love you so much! From 1-pound-6-ounces to now. We are so grateful to God that He has brought you this far! Your enthusiasm for life and love and sensitivity to God and others is such a joy and encouragement to our lives! We look forward to what God has in store for your life Josie! May your favorite passage of scripture Psalm 1 be true in your life!”
Hmm, they do sound different. Our thoughts are with the Duggar family during this difficult time.