Thursday, December 8, 2011

Statement from Jim Bob Duggar

Here is a statement from Jim Bob Duggar regarding the miscarriage of their 20th child:

"Earlier today at a routine doctor's appointment, Michelle and I received the sad news that we lost the baby. Michelle is resting comfortably at home with the support of the entire family. We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, but ask for privacy during this difficult time."

When they find out the gender, the family will choose a name and then conduct a funeral service. The last time Michelle miscarried was after the arrival of Josh and before twins Jana and John-David were born.

The mother of 19 was in her second trimester and looking forward to the arrival of Duggar baby #20 in April. If you have ever lost a child, you understand the sorrow that the family is feeling. Please keep them in your prayers. 

84 comments:

  1. I am so sad for Michelle. It's hard to have that happen. I found out we had lost a baby at 17 weeks when the doctor found no heartbeat. I know how to pray for her since I went through the same thing. Our family will pray for them.

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  2. I'm so sorry for your loss! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

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  3. I feel so bad for them at this moment! They have to angels in Heaven now! The Duggars are in my prayers! God never closes a door without closing another!

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  4. Annette M. LindseyDecember 8, 2011 at 9:15 PM

    So sorry and sad for the whole family. Baby is safe in the arms of Jesus and will never have any problems of this world. Till you meet again.

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  5. I am so so sorry. i will lift up your family in my prayers.

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  6. i am so so sorry for your loss. I am lifting your family up in prayer.

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  7. May God comfort each of the Duggars at this difficult time. God bless each of you.

    Jennifer
    Little Rock, Arkansas

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  8. This is such a difficult thing to go through, I know! We are thinking of you and will keep your baby in our thoughts!

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  9. I am sincerely sorry for your loss, your family is amazing and I know the love you all share for each other will help you through this time of great sorrow. God has his plan as you know and this is a part maybe you'll never understand, I always say when God decides something, and I don't get it, it's just not my day to know the reason why. He will help you through this as he has always had his arms around you and your family. Blessings to you all.

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  10. I am truly sorry and saddened by your great loss. May the Lord give you and your family the strength and guidance you need at this time. My prayers are with you. Your family is strong and united in your faith. You have been a great example for people today.

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  11. I'm very sorry for your loss. I also experienced a miscarriage and it was a very sad and difficult thing to go through. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  12. I am truly saddened for you all. My heart goes out to all of you. We lost our 15 month old daughter our perfect little beauty queen 5 months ago. As a mommy I truly understand and not only the pain of the loss of your baby but your loss of hopes and dreams you had for your sweet baby.

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  13. Duggars, I too lost my baby today. It was my first pregnancy and I'm completely devastated. Please know as I pray for my recovery I am praying for yours too.

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  14. You and your family are in my prayers. Praise God for the peace that passes understanding.

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  15. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know my prayers go out to you Michelle and your family. Stay strong in your faith.

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  16. VERY difficult time...in my prayers. I couldn't think of a better way to show the love for this baby then to give him or her a name as a part of the family, and to have a memorial service. Praying for comfort and peace.

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  17. I'm so sorry for their loss. I have lost a baby at 18 weeks early this year and I know Michelle was around that time because I am now pregnant after my loss and am due in April, like she was.

    I am praying for the family and for the little angel who passed away. No one should endure a miscarriage, especially a late loss like this.

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  18. Love watching your show, feel like I know you all personally.....made me sad to hear about the miscarriage, will say a prayer for all!
    Nancy S.

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  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our prayers during this difficult time. But because Jesus lives there is that blessed Hope that you will see your baby again one day in heaven!!

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  20. I am heart broken for them. So many prayers going up for mom, dad, and family.

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  21. Yes I know how that is because, my Aunt lost two babies and my Grandmother lost 5.Loosing one is hard enough.What makes it worse is the mean people saying that she deserved to loose the baby.

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  22. Bless you all during this time. May the Lord bless you, and comfort you during this time of loss. I, too, have lost two little ones in the womb, and there's nothing anyone can say or do to make it any better. Only our Heavenly Father can help you in this. Love your family, your witness, and your commitment to the Lord. Bless you!

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  23. Your family is in my prayers...I too lost a baby at 19 weeks...we know the babies are w God..and will be there to greet us someday..because families are forever..lots of love to ur family...

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  24. Oh...Michelle and Jim Bob, you have my prayers. That is so sad!

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  25. I lost my first child as well this week. As much as it hurts, I find comfort in knowing my baby is snuggled in the Lord's arms tonight. I know my precious child is being loved and cared for in ways I cannot imagine. May the Lord bless you and keep you and give you peace during this challenging time. You are in my prayers.

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  26. So sorry to hear the news. You are all in my prayers during this most difficult time.

    Brenda
    Cincinnati, OH

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  27. The Duggar family I am so so sorry for your loss. I feel your pain. I miscarried my third child, and I was only 11 weeks, but to me it was devasating. I can only imagine your pain finding out when you were 6 months. I will be praying for you all. I know how hard it is. I love your family. I hope someday to get to meet you all.

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  28. I have just discovered you blog and felt a little jealous of your beautiful family.
    I have been blessed with 5 beautiful children but have also lost two through miscarriage.
    I am now the Nana of three and counting.
    My heart and prayers go out to you and may you know that even through this heart wrenching time God will comfort you and you will find that He even uses this to reach out to others.
    Rest in His love and the family you have grown.

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  29. My family and I are all very sorry to hear of your loss today. Please know that we are praying for all of you as you go through the grieving process(and it is a process). We will also be praying for your little one that passed. Babies are a blessing, no matter whether they are here with us or if they are in Heaven. You are all in our prayers!

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  30. Our family has gone through this twice and I know there is nothing that I can said that will ease your families sorry. But I want you to know that our hearts are with you and you are in our prays.

    Peace be with you. Jeretta Wilson

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  31. Duggar Family...I am very sorry for your loss. I know you know that your baby is now healed and in the hands of God. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers!

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  32. Darling Duggers, He will restore your lost child as He has done before. I know that you know that. Holy Spirit, You are the comforter, please comfort the entire family and show Yourself strong on behalf of them who's heart is perfect toward You, for all the world to see, so that the world will say " what a mighty God they serve"!

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  33. I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly what you are going through. I lost a baby between my two boys and it was a devasting experience. But I know that the baby is with the Lord and I don't have to worry.

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  34. May God grant peace and comfort to your family. Our hearts are aching for you. Your family is a great testimony of faith. Thank you for living that faith, choosing openness to life and God's plan, knowing that life and love sometimes comes with great suffering. God be with you, heal you, and bless you.

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  35. Oh there are no words that I could say that would comfort. I pray that Our Lord continue s to be with all of you at this time. God Bless.

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  36. May God bless you in your sorrow. I am so sorry with you. May you be finally filled with joy when you meet your little one someday with Jesus.

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  37. I am sorry to hear about your loss and you are in my prayers.

    But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
    Psalm 39:7

    I have had this hymn in my mind since monday and have been singing it constantly throughout the day...

    The love of God is greater far
    Than tongue or pen can ever tell.
    It goes beyond the highest star
    And reaches to the lowest hell.
    The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
    God gave His Son to win;
    His erring child He reconciled
    And pardoned from his sin.

    O love of God, how rich and pure!
    How measureless and strong!
    It shall forevermore endure
    The saints' and angels' song.

    When hoary time shall pass away,
    And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall;
    When men who here refuse to pray,
    On rocks and hills and mountains call;
    God's love, so sure, shall still endure,
    All measureless and strong;
    Redeeming grace to Adam's race—
    The saints' and angels' song.

    Could we with ink the ocean fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made;
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every man a scribe by trade;
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the ocean dry;
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky.

    Hope that is of encouragement during this difficult time. The Love of God surpasses all, he has a plan and a purpose for all situations even when we cannot see it.

    God Bless you all.

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  38. so sorry to hear of your loss, take care and Our Father in heaven with comfort you, knowing you will see your wee one again, Shalom Aleichem.

    Denis Northern Ireland

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  39. liz, huddersfield, ukDecember 9, 2011 at 2:50 AM

    Just heard the sad news. So sorry and am thinking of you all. Xxx

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  40. I am so sorry to hear your sad news x There is 1 extra special angel in heaven now x you all are in my thoughts and prayers x you have taught me so much watching your programe to aid me bringing up my 7 lovely children on my own x

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  41. Nothing as heartbreaking as hearing those horrible words "I'm sorry, we can't find a heartbeat". I lost my son at 34 weeks and understand the loss of a beloved baby is heartbreaking and life changing. Praying God's peace and comfort for your entire family.

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  42. Please let Jim Bob and Michelle know I'm praying for them! I've lost 1 baby to an ectopic, and 2 through miscarriage and I'll never forget those precious little lives and believe one day I will see them in Heaven! I'm very fortunate to have 2 beautiful daughters though, and they are my joy and my strength, as I'm sure that Michelle and Jim Bob will see with their 19 wonderful children.

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  43. SO sorry Michelle. We are praying for you all. Even though we have never met you all we love you all and enjoy watching your show. You are an inspiration to so many families. I know God will get you all through this.

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  44. I just want to let you all know that you are in our prayers! I have beenwatchingyour show for a few years now and I love it! I come from a family of 8 kids and my husband comes from a family of 12 with #13 on the way, so we appciate big families. We had our first child on Nov 2009 he was born at 30 weeks so when Josie was born just a month later we were praying for you then too, I really enjoy watching how she is doing because we are going through the some of the same things. We just had our second baby 1 month ago and I cannot imagine losing her, so I feel very sorry for you! I am sorry for going on like this, may you feel God's hand around you, giving you strength for each day!

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  45. Lifting you up, Michelle in prayer and the hearts of your family. I know the Lord is faithful to bring comforting peace to you and bring healing to your hearts. Knowing where your trust is, I know He will see you through and bring glory to His name. God bless you and much love to your family as my family will keep you in continual prayer.

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  46. May God bless your family and give you the strength to see through this difficult time. Glory be to the Father.

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  47. Now they want privacy? Sure. I have no doubt they will air this and profit yet again. Stop breeding.

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  48. Well said-

    It's a mental illness to keep wanting more kids when you have 20. Really, please just stop it's sickening not wholesome. Only a few of her kids were actually mothered, the rest were kids raised by other kids robbing them of their childhoods

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  49. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know how blessed you are and that G-d will give you strength to carry on with the gifts that you have been given with 19 amazingly beautiful and WONDERFUL children. Please take care of yourself and we all send our strength and prayers to you.

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  50. I am so very sorry for the loss of your child. May God keep you all in his care.

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  51. Losing a baby at any point is very difficult. I would like to extend my sympathies to Michelle and Jim Bob.

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  52. Know that your loss is felt the world around, and that your strong rooting in the Lord will carry you through the pain.

    I will keep you in my prayers, and I hope you all will feel the power of the world's prayers to help sustain you.

    In God's love,
    a fellow believer

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  53. I was so heartbroken to hear the news last night. My husband and I have had two miscarriages, and I know the pain of losing your child. I am so sorry.

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  54. Father God, I thank you for your never ending faithfulness. I ask Father that you strengthen your presence in the Duggar home and hold them each in your loving arms and bring them comfort.
    In Jesus Precious name I pray,
    AMEN

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  55. My family will keep you in our prayers. We lost a little boy Walker Henry at 34 weeks. Take comfort that you will see your baby again one day. Although we may not understand, G-d always has a reason.

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  56. I am so, sorry for your loss. Your family are in my Prays.

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  57. Dear Michelle and Jim Bob,

    I too have experienced a 2nd trimester loss. At a routine ultrasound at 20 weeks and 5 days of pregnancy there was no heartbeat. I delivered my son Liam at the hospital and we had a memorial service for him. It has been two years and God has given me a peace. I know I will see him in heaven again. God is good. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.

    Love,

    Michelle

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  58. My prayers for Michlle and Jim Bob and all the Duggar family at the loss of their baby. May God comfort you and know that we do care about you. My heart feels for you and I pray for health and good recovery for Michelle. Pam from IN

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  59. I have been praying for the baby and Michelle since I found out she was pregnant. VERY sorry to hear this news. My prayers are with the entire family.

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  60. I only found out about this an hour ago and I am so sad for Michelle and Jim-Bob.
    I pray that God will strengthen them at this difficult time and that people would not use this to criticise and judge them.

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  61. May the Lord bless and strengthen you in this time of loss. You now have another angel watching over you.
    Michelle and Jim Bob, you are both such an inspiration to me, as well as others.
    Que Dios Los Bendiga siempre!
    Barbara
    Miami, Florida

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  62. I'm very sorry for the family for this loss. I pray that they will not listen to the voices of the world calling judgment on whether or not to continue giving God sovereignty over their family. Their attitude and their calm through this time is a true witness and I pray the Lord will continue to bless them with the ministry of childbearing or the ministry of the next stage after that, whichever the Lord chooses for them. They are open to the Lord's choices for them and that is a real blessing to see and hear. Thank you, Family Duggar, for being consistent even in your grief. You are a beautiful family!

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  63. Hi Lily and Ellie,
    I wrote a prayer for the Duggars during this difficult time:
    "God who gives and takes away, please comfort Michelle and Jim Bob and the. Entire Duggar  family in the loss of their baby. Hold Michelle in Your loving arms, let her know that she is loved, and be with her and all who love her on this journey through darkness seeking light. Amen."
    I don't know if you want to post it or not. Please feel free to post it if you choose.

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  64. I was so sorry to hear this sad news. I love watching the Duggars on TV. My thoughts are with them, they are a fantastic family, and wonderful role models.

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  65. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    We went in for an NT scan at 11 weeks in July and learned that our baby had died about two weeks prior. After seeing and hearing such a strong and healthy heartbeat just weeks before, to say that we were devastated does not even begin to describe such a loss.

    Thinking of you and your family.

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  66. I am so sorry for ur loss and very sad also u are the most amazing family and i know you will find strengh to go on and im sure god as plans for future babies.Thinking of you and jim bob and your children in your difficult time try to enjoy your holiday and happy new year to all of you.

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  67. I am so sorry to hear about your miscarraige..You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  68. We too are very sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is an insipiration to me...such a blessing. Praying for you all to find peace, joy and grace during this difficult time.

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  69. Just prayed for His peace to each member of the Duggars family right now. For I know the plan I have for you, declares the Lord...

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  70. My heart and prayers are with you and the family.

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  71. nicoladingle77@hotmail.comDecember 9, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    My heart breaks for your family. I lost my twins born at 24 weeks in 2008, and was overjoyed to watch Josie thrive and do so well. She is a miracle. To have you all experience loosing a child after going through so much makes me ache for you all. Michelle, you are a wonderful mother. I know your faith will guide you through this pain. Sadly, for me it rocked me so much I am still slowly working my way back to God. Somehow even through that, I know Ethan & Hope (my twins I lost) are together, and I will meet them again.

    My heart goes out to you.

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  72. I am sorry for the Duggars with the misscarage but honestly I think God is tring to tell them that it is time to stop trying and focus on all 19 kids

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  73. I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers

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  74. Hello, My name is Kelsey Wallace, and I am going to Liberty University to become a missionary. In Job 1, God tells us the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. He doesn't harm the people, he just thinks they are to perfect to live on earth. An example is Enoch. God took him from the face of the earth, not to cause pain, but because he was to perfect to live on earth. And even though you were only earthly parents for a short while, you were still part of this baby's life. As for speaking of a miscarriage, I don't know much. I only have two siblings, Courtney and Cameron. But, life without them would change my whole life drastically. I feel you pain, but I am also joyful, because I know this baby is in Heaven with Him. Your baby is sitting on His lap. Rejoice!!

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  75. The duggars we the smith family are so sorry for your loss, we love your show and you are a true insperation to my famly , god bless you. Love the smith family

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  76. I'm so sorry for you loss! I lost my baby girl Lily Ann 3 1/2 weeks ago. I understand what you are going through right now. It is hard to lose a child at any age even during pregnancy. Your baby and Caleb may be guardian angels for your other children. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  77. I said nothing wrong yet my comments will not appear. Keep sheltering Jimbob see how things work out. I blame Michelle some for this mess and TLC. I hope the fame and fortune was worth it.

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  78. Hi Stephanie,

    You may not think that your comments are hurtful, but we think they are, especially during this sensitive time. Try rephrasing them, and we will gladly reconsider.

    Thank you,
    Lily and Ellie

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  79. Just was thinking of your family today in this time of Christs birth and wanted you to know I am praying for you and your family.

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  80. Why don't you print opposing views. This blog is so one sided. Tell the truth and share all views.

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  81. Hi Anonymous (at 10:56 PM),

    Our aim is to post all points of view, but we will not post comments that are profane, derogatory, or in poor taste. If some of your comments were not published, try rephrasing them, and we will happily reconsider posting them.

    ~Lily and Ellie

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Thanks for leaving your comments! We answer as many of your questions as we can, but due to the number of comments we receive daily, we are unable to answer every one. Our aim is to post all points of view, but we do not post anything that is profane, insulting, derogatory, or in poor taste.