Friends and family have been rallying to support Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth after they revealed on July 3 that they suffered a miscarriage of their second child. Little People, Big World star Tori Roloff sent her condolences to the Counting On couple upon hearing the tragic news.
“Austin and Joy my heart just absolutely breaks for you two,” Tori, 28, commented on the Instagram post the couple shared. “I am so sorry. You are in my prayers. How blessed she is that she gets to be with Jesus and she gets to call you two mom and dad.”
Joy-Anna, 21, and Austin, 25, learned the sad news during the starlet’s 20-week checkup. “Today marks one week since we heard these words … ‘So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement,'” they recalled on social media. The two are grieving their loss but added, “Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord.”
The young couple also revealed that they were having a girl, whom they would’ve named Annabell Elise. “Annabell means ‘God has favored me,’ and Elise means ‘God satisfies,'” they explained. The caption continued, “What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus.”
Their misfortune hit very close to home for Tori, who is expecting her second child with her husband, Zach Roloff. “We are so excited to announce that Jackson is going to be a big brother!” the lovebirds told Us Weekly in May. The TLC couple divulged that they are having a daughter. “We can not wait to meet our sweet baby girl!” they dished during their announcement.
Although this is a very tragic time for Joy-Anna and Austin, they are surrounded by a lot of love.