‘Counting On’: Jinger Duggar Receives Encouraging Words From Joy Duggar As She Enters Third Trimester With Rainbow Baby

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jinger and Joy Duggar, center, with Jessa and Jana

For six months, Jinger and Joy Duggar have been going by their pregnancies collectively. On Aug. 21, Joy and her husband, Austin Forsyth, welcomed their first child since dropping a baby at 20 weeks final 12 months. Now, Joy is offering phrases of encouragement to Jinger as Jinger awaits her rainbow child after going by a miscarriage final November.

Jinger and Joy Duggar, center, with Jessa and Jana
Jinger and Joy Duggar, middle, with Jessa and Jana | Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television through Getty Images

Jinger Duggar opened up about having a miscarriage final 12 months

Earlier this 12 months, Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, introduced that they’re anticipating a bit of lady in November. Fans have been thrilled, since Jinger and Jeremy hadn’t had any being pregnant information in practically two years.

Last fall, followers began to suspect that Jinger was pregnant when a Thanksgiving photograph appeared to indicate a child bump. But with no announcement, followers presumed she and Jeremy have been ready a bit longer. Then, after the couple’s May information, Jinger shared together with her followers that she and Jeremy truly had been pregnant final fall however misplaced the newborn to a miscarriage. “The overwhelming feelings of joy and anticipation… Are a sharp reminder of the overwhelming feelings of sadness and loss I felt last November,” Jinger mentioned.

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I’m excited! Yet, the overwhelming emotions of pleasure and anticipation that I’m feeling today are a pointy reminder of the overwhelming emotions of unhappiness and loss I felt final November. On a Monday night, Jer and I have been rejoicing with our households as we introduced that I used to be pregnant. Yet, in God’s good timing, it was the following morning that I awoke figuring out one thing wasn’t proper. Within moments I knew that I’d misplaced the newborn. Tears crammed my eyes, unhappiness cloaked my soul. Having simply misplaced my grandmother months earlier than, the information of latest life was like spring lilies blossoming after a darkish, chilly winter. And in a second, that life was gone. I do know lots of you possibly can relate. The minutes really feel like hours, the hours like days, don’t they? I used to be helpless—nothing I might do would restore the misplaced life. Yet, I used to be by no means hopeless. In these moments, I did the one factor I might. I rehearsed the timeless truths upon which I’ve anchored my soul—the reality that God is sovereign and he’s good. The reality that Job recited, hundreds of years in the past, in his agony: “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” The ache doesn’t depart shortly. It’s not meant to. But within the midst of ache, the hope we maintain is in God who works “all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose” (Rom 8:28). Dear mates, the fact is, at instances we’re helpless. But by no means, and I imply by no means, do we have now to be hopeless.

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Joy Duggar just lately left phrases of encouragement on Jinger’s post

Jinger’s story was all too acquainted to her youthful sister, Joy, who had been by one thing related only some months prior. In July 2019, Joy, who was 20 weeks pregnant on the time, went to the physician for a daily checkup; she and Austin have been excited to be taught the gender of their child. Sadly, Joy’s physician couldn’t hear a heartbeat and revealed that the newborn was stillborn. Joy was induced, and she or he and Austin took images with their little lady, Annabell Elise, earlier than laying her to relaxation.

Joy has since given start as soon as extra to a bit of lady named Evelyn Mae, and now, she’s encouraging Jinger as nicely. Jinger just lately up to date followers that she has entered her third trimester, and Joy expressed main pleasure. “You’re beautiful, Jinger!” Joy wrote within the feedback. “So thankful this pregnancy is going well and cannot wait for you to hold your baby girl in your arms!”

Fans cherished to see the candy bond between the sisters. “I absolutely love the way you are all so close and encourage one another,” a fan wrote.  

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Several girls within the Duggar household have gone by miscarriages  

Miscarriages are comparatively frequent, with as many as 50% of pregnancies leading to miscarriages — usually earlier than a girl even is aware of she’s pregnant. But a number of of the Duggar girls have gone by them after studying they have been anticipating. Michelle Duggar has had a number of miscarriages, together with dropping her 20th youngster, Jubilee, throughout her second trimester. Lauren Duggar, who’s married to Josiah, went by a miscarriage in 2018, shortly after she and Josiah have been married.  

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