Joy-Anna Duggar Confides She Has Been 'Crying' & 'Praying' Weeks after Her Miscarriage
The "Counting On" star, Joy-Anna Dugger in an Instagram post on August 7, revealed that she has been crying and praying even weeks after the death of her daughter.
She took to Instagram to confide in her fans saying that there has been lots of crying and praying. The star shared a picture of her, holding an ice cream cone, with a smile on her face.
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We only had her for 20 weeks, Life is fragile and precious. So thankful the Lord gave her to us for that short time! She will be in our hearts forever!💝😇 . Thank you all for your love and support! We can feel the prayers!💕 . Thank you, @carlinbates98 for coming to town to be here for me and for doing my hair and makeup for pictures with our little girl!💖
Over the image, she attached the revealing caption which read:
"Being real y'all… It's been one of those days… lots of crying, praying and a little ice cream!"
ICE CREAM GRIEF
Hopefully, the reality star's ice cream fest is not a cause for concern. A lot of people have been known to turn to sweet foods, especially ice cream as an avenue to let out their grief after a sad loss.
Notwithstanding, any concern that might have been roused by the reality star's post was soon to be dismissed following the psalm shared on her Instagram stories soon after.
"Evening, morning, and noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice."
Those words were a reassurance to fans that she still held on to her renowned faith, and turned to God for her much needed consolation.
JOY-ANNA'S COMFORT IS HER ONE-YEAR-OLD SON
The reality star went off the radar for a few weeks after her miscarriage. She made her heroic comeback with a social media post featuring herself, carrying her sleeping one year old, Gideon.
Following the post, fans sent the twenty-one-year-old words of comfort. One fan wrote:
"My heart hurts for you guys, but that little man is the best love a mommas heart could use right now."
Another fan added:
"I'm sure your little boy is such a comfort to you. So many people are thinking of you and praying for your healing, physical, and emotional."
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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
The television star and her husband, Austin Forsyth revealed in early July that they lost their unborn baby at 20 weeks. They discovered the loss during a visit to the hospital for an ultrasound and gender reveal scan.
Barely a month down the line, the couple seem to have embraced their new reality, while holding on to their faith and continuous prayers.