Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard Show Support to Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth after Their Miscarriage
Jill Duggar has joined several other members of her family who outwardly shared their sympathy and support for Joy-Anna Duggar and husband Austin Forsyth, who went through a miscarriage last week.
The 28-year-old appeared to post on behalf of her husband Derick as she said, "Joy Joy & Austin, our hearts break for y'all with the loss of your precious Annabell Elise."
The post was littered with red emoji hearts as well as pink flowers and a kissing face. Next to the caption was the black-and-white photo which Joy-Anna and her husband Austin originally posted when they revealed the news.
Jill continued the post with some well-wishes and words of love:
"May God continue to give y'all peace and comfort in the days ahead. We love y'all dearly! #rip #annabelleliseforsyth #babygirl #20weeks #angelbaby"
Joy-Anna's sister-in-law Anna Duggar also took to Instagram to share the heartbreak of her and husband Josh Duggar over the grief the couple is going through following their loss.
"Austin and Joy we love you both so much and my heart aches for your loss, we look forward to meeting Annabell Elise one day in heaven!" they wrote alongside the same picture the couple initially posted.
The Duggar family support was pouring in. Just hours after Joy-Anna's post, Jessa Duggar added her words of support via Instagram as well. "Our hearts are breaking over your loss," she began.
She described the words of Joy-Anna and her husband as "beautiful" and declared that the unborn Annabell would "forever be in our hearts." She concluded by sending love and saying they would pray for her and Austin.
On Wednesday, Joy-Anna and Austin posted a picture of herself laying on a hospital bed as her husband sat near and rested his forehead to hers. She shared how they learned of the tragic news last week.
“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.' "
The mourning mother said it's not something they understand, but thanks to God they have "unexplainable peace and comfort" despite the loss. They still cry often but are using their faith to get through a difficult time.
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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.” . We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl. 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. In the words of King David after the loss of his baby, “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (2 Sam 12:23). We don’t grieve as those who have no hope because we trust that we will see this little one again. We named her Annabell Elise. Annabell means “God has favored me”, and Elise means “God satisfies”. What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus. Please pray for continued healing, not only physically but for our hearts as well. . “All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well, For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.” -Fanny Crosby
They revealed the name they intended for the daughter they were expecting and ended the post with a poem from Fanny Crosby. The couple had made the announcement they were expecting back in May.
As soon as they shared the tragic news, fans flooded the comments with condolences, many assuring them that their child is now in Heaven. They pledged to pray for the couple because they knew that, even with faith, such a loss brings unimaginable pain.