Joy-Anna Duggar Reveals She Suffered A Miscarriage With Austin Forsyth

By Regina G.

July 4, 2019

Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband Austin Forsyth have suffered a miscarriage.

The married couple broke the traumatic news of losing their second child on Wednesday (July 3) via a personal statement on their Instagram account.

“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,’” Joy-Anna writes with a black-and-white photo of the pair laying on a hospital bed. “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," she continued. "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."

Joy-Anna and Austin, who are already parents to 1-year-old Gideon, revealed they had planned on naming their daughter Annabell Elise, explaining: "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," she added, before closing with a heartfelt quote by Fanny Crosby.

We're sending our thoughts with Joy-Anna and Austin at this 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

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