Wednesday, July 3, 2019

The Forsyths' Loss


Austin Forsyth and Gideon Forsyth
Austin Forsyth and Gideon Forsyth, June 2019

Just days ago, the Duggars announced that Anna Duggar, Kendra Duggar, and Lauren Duggar are all expecting baby girls in November. This evening, they have shared a devastating piece of news. Joy and Austin Forsyth lost their baby, who was also due in November.

The expectant parents went in for their 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal one week ago and were told that their baby had passed away. It was a girl, and they named her Annabell Elise. Please join us in prayer for Joy and Austin for both physical and emotional healing.

Photo courtesy duggarfamily.com

193 comments:

  1. Praying for you all. Mary Keim Mennonite. ( please dont ask why I put my faith there )

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    1. I’m mean if it bothers you that much you could just stop putting it there

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    2. It is odd though that you always put your religion down though.

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    3. But can’t you give us an explanation? We kinda expect that if there’s something odd going on here...

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    4. Why do you identify yourself as a Mennonite if you don't want to be asked? It's unusual. None of the rest of us identify our faith in our comments. Honest question.

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  2. So sorry for the loss of little Annabelle. May God bless you all!

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  3. I'm so sorry! Praying for peace, comfort, and healing for you and your sweet family.

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  4. Oh my!!! I am SO SORRY for your loss Joy & Austin!!!!!

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss. Annabell Elise is in the arms of Jesus. I know Grandma Duggar is holding your little one. πŸ™❤

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    1. I wrote basically the same thing on another page. Annabell Elise saw the face of Jesus first, and then Grandma Mary was there to hold her and see her precious face! God bless Joy and Austin on their grieving journey and the entire Duggar and Forsyth families !

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    2. Do you remember how some were commenting on how sad it was that Grandma Mary was going to miss out on all the baby girls? No one knew that one of them was coming early to join her. Bittersweet.

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  6. Time 1:16AM Thurs 7/4/19
    Sorry for your loss.

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  7. This is so sad. I am glad they have many people to help them through this.

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  8. Joy, Austin, and the rest of the family- words cannot express how this news absolutely broke my heart. Joy, I love you and I admire how much you have cared for this baby girl, even though her time her with us was short. I admire your strength and loving personality. Austin, I simply admire how much you put your wife before anything else. She is with God, but I promise that God will not let you be alone during this time. He is with you wherever you go and will always pull you out of the darkness. Have faith in God and each other. Much love to both of you.

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    1. dear austin and joy. some how wish the very best you both during this time of lost. just remember to love and respect each other during this dark time. do not worry too much about the little and big stuff just take 1 day at a time and move forward in you,re very lifes plus enjoy raising your son watch him grow

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  9. I am so sorry for them! That must be very hard! May Gods peace and comfort surround them❤

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  10. I will never forget the episode of 19 and Counting when Michelle lost little Jubilee. Her immediate statement was so poignant: "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord".
    As a mama who's lost a sweet little angel baby, it was just heart wrenching. This news for Austin and Joy is no different. I pray for the arms of their Savior to encircle them at this time and that they might find comfort in them.
    And just after the loss of Grandma... oh... what a tragic time for the Forsyth and Duggar families. I'm just in tears for them!

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    1. Many families have gone through many more hardships.

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    2. These were my exact thoughts, too. I'm heartbroken for Joy & Austin...& their families.

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    3. 1:27, not appropriate to delegitimize their experience because others have suffered more

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    4. Okay, 1:27, next time you break your leg or your car gets stolen or your house broken into, we won't offer condolences because people have been through worse.

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  11. So sorry for your loss πŸ’” I will keep you in my prayers πŸ™

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  12. OH Joy, what can I say, but I am truly sorry for U, and I am soooooo sorry, for your loss, and I'd wish I could take that pain away!!!! Austin, I am sorry for your loss, too!!!!! Remember Joy I love U, and love your spirit!!! I love U 3!!!!!!

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  13. My prayers are with your family. We suffered the loss of our sweet baby girl this past October at 15 weeks. She will always be your precious angel. I'm now expecting our beautiful rainbow baby and I know if it's God's will you will be blessed again one day! Stay strong and lean on each other. My love and prayers for your sweet family.

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  14. So sorry for your loss. Many prayers for healing both physically and emotionally.

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  15. My deepest sympathy to Joy and Austin
    I know what their going through I also lost a baby at 20 weeks. My heart breaks for for them!
    God bless!

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  16. Dear Joy and Austin,
    I’m very sorry and Rest in Heaven and beautiful name Annabell Elise and My only daughter is pregnant 7 months it her first baby and I’m firsr time grandma and it girl to due in September 8-13 2019. Pray for my daughter cause low blood anemia and I pray for you 2 and I cry. God with you and God blessed you all.

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    1. I just prayed for your daughter and new granddaughter, Connie. God keep them safe, and may she have a healthy delivery. Praying the Lord will be with Joy and Austin at this time.

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    2. I prayed for your daughter and granddaughter.

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  17. My most heartfelt condolences to Joy, Austin and Gideon!!! 😒

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  18. So sorry for your loss Joy and Austin. Have faith that the Lord makes these decisions for the best reasons and believe that he is holding Annabell in the palm of his hand.

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  19. So sorry for your loss. May God hold her into his arms. I too have in the past lost a child. Nothing prepares you for such loss. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Sending you hugs and prayers.

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  20. A stillborn is so heartbreaking, even more so in my experience because you had felt the baby moving and then nothing.. πŸ’” prayers are with Joy and Austin. November is going to be very tough for Joy

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  21. I'm incredibly sorry for your loss. Take time to be with each other and comfort each other. May you find solace knowing that your daughter is with the Lord and may he bless you with another child when time
    is right..

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  22. My deepest of sympathies go to joy & Austin. Every loss at whatever stage of pregnancy is devastating, but loss at 20 weeks when baby is so well developed & you have to give birth is truly horrific. I hope this lovely couple have every bit of medical support they need for the delivery. Their family will be a huge source of comfort afterward too. I hope joy has the strength to cope with the next few months & watching pregnancies progress that were all due around the same time as her. My thoughts & prayers go out to them both & their daughter. RIP Annabelle Elise.

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  23. My prayers and thoughts are with Joy an Austin. So sorry for your loss. I hope god does bless you with another child very soon. ♥️

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  24. I'm so sorry for them. What a nightmare. And not only now, but also when the other three will hold their girls in November. Praying for comfort.

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    1. @4:27-I was thinking the exact same thing:(
      God bless.

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    2. Thinking the same :( all the baby talk around :( was so happy Lauren doesn't have to go through this and now Joy...

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  25. Prayers for their family, nothing hurts more than losing your child. I pray that joy is given the time to heal emotionally as well as Austin.

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  26. Dear Joy and Austin, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of sweet lil Annabelle. Prayers and condolences❣️ I know God has plans to fill your heart with many more children. You are so blessed to have him in your heart to ease your pain. Natasha B.

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  27. I am so very sorry for your loss of your baby girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. We can take comfort in knowing that she is in the arms of our Lord Jesus and that you will someday see her again.

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  28. I am so, so sorry for the passing of Annabell. What a sweet and precious name for their daughter. I have been through this as well and my heart is aching for Joy and Austin. Yes, as Christians we grieve differently, but please, let them grieve. To many times as Christians we see grieving as lack of faith and so want to rush the process. The reality is Joy and Austin will grieve the loss of Annabell for the rest of their lives. Eventually joy will come in the morning as promised by our Heavenly Father, but right now, and as all these baby girls are being born, I hope there will be sensitivity toward Joy and Austin.

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    1. This-so true, so perfect. Jesus, Himself, grieved the loss of Lazarus so it is perfectly acceptable for us to be honest in our grief. God is and has always been big enough to handle the full measure of our grief and He longs to comfort every one He has made.

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  29. I am very sorry for their loss. I'm glad to hear they are recovering in heart and spirit. God by with them.

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  30. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

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  31. So sorry for your loss, my heart is breaking. May God wrap his loving arms around you.

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  32. Sincere condolences, so sorry for your loss. Lovely name, you will never forget her. In God's Grace, He took the second-fruit, not the first. Blessed wishes. ❤

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  33. I'm so very sorry to hear about Austin's and Joy's loss. May they find comfort and peace in the days ahead.

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  34. I'm so sad, hope Joy and Austin get a lot of support from family and friends. I will be thinking about them and praying for them.

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  35. I am so sorry to read this. You are in my prayers.

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  36. Oh No! Such sad news. Praying for them as they deal with such a devastating loss.

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  37. Very sad news. It's rare to lose a baby at that stage of pregnancy. I wish them peace and comfort.

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  38. I am so sorry for your loss.

    The Lord givith and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.


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    1. Yes. They are learning that and it's a very though life lesson.

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    2. I've never found comfort in the words "The Lord givith and the Lord taketh away". It does not stand to reason in my mind that a loving creator operates in this way. If it works for you, ok.

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    3. 9:36, it doesn't make sense to us until we realize it boils down to trust in God's promise that He works all things together for good to those who love God.

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    4. Anon @9:36 AM: the baby might've had some genetic issues, and sometimes these babies might survive till the full term and even couple of months after, but it's a very low quality of life.

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    5. 9:36 It is in the Bible. Job said it after his ten children were killed. God is good even in loss. God understands the loss of a child since He suffered the loss of Jesus for three days. God’s ways are not our ways. He knows the past, present and future. We don’t have to understand, but we can trust Him.

      God is a loving Creator, but man brought sin into the world. Sin brings sickness and death and evil and suffering with it. It isn’t God’s fault. He created Adam and Eve and put them in a perfect environment. They only had one rule that wasn’t to be broken. They chose wrong just as we would have if we had been there. That’s why God sent Jesus to pay the punishment for our sin and make a way for us to go to Heaven. Jesus who never sinned died to pay for the sins of mankind and then rose again three days later. Believe in Him and ask Him to save you and He will!

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    6. When I go through hardships, I repeat, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him. Job 13:15 His ways are not my ways, and I trust Him.

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    7. @12:28- Not everyone believes that the Bible is the irrefutable world of God.
      Obviously you do and if it works for you, great. Simply understand that contrary to what you may believe, many people are doing fine without it, including myself. And no, we don't worry about being "saved."

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    8. 9:48 the message was addressed to Austin and Joy who DO believe the Bible as well as some people who comment here. It's good to have the Word of God to comfort us as well as other Christians to pray with and for us. Sorry you don't believe☹

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  39. So sorry for the loss of your baby girl. She in heaven with Lauren's baby. Prayers for the Forsyth. family.

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  40. Will be praying for them. So sad to read this.

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  41. Oh, how very hard and sad for them... I cannot imagine their pain. I will pray for their comfort.

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  42. Such sad news! For the rest of their lives, as they watch those other three girls grow up, they will be thinking about how they should have had a girl the same age growing up with them. So very sad.

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    1. I agree. This will be very difficult for Joy and Austin. I don't mean to diminish their loss, but Joy seemed so proud and eager to show off her bump, I think this will hit her especially hard.

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  43. I’m so sorry !!! Sending you prayers and love

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  44. I am so sad for Joy and Austin. So very, very sad.

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  45. Awww soooooo sorry for your loss of the baby girl will keep you both in thoughts and pray of God's healing for y'all ❤!!

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  46. My heart goes out to this sweet little family. May you find relief from this almost Unbearable pain through the love and support of your family and the knowledge that your precious baby girl is in the arms of Jesus. I know your faith will get you thru this and praying the Lord will bless you with another child in HIS time.

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  47. I am beyond sorry for the loss of your precious baby girl. I have two little girls and I can't imagine the pain of losing one. A mother's worst nightmare. So from one mother to another I wish you a lot of peace and healing throughout your grieving process. I know you have a huge support system and that's a major part in the healing process so take advantage of it. Wishing you all the best.

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  48. So sorry for your loss! I just love the Duggars and the Bates. Happy 4th

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  49. So sorry for your loss! I Just love the Duggars and the Bates family

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  50. This is the saddest news! Poor Joy and Austin are going to have to go through all of those baby girls being born in November, knowing that they were supposed to be getting a baby girl in November also. Oh, and then all of those girls growing up together without Joy and Austin's girl growing up with them. This seems like almost too much for them to have to do. So sad.

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  51. This is just the saddest news. Sweet Annabell Elise is with Jesus, so I'm sure that brings some comfort to this grieving family.

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  52. So heart wrenching. I feel like crying. I am praying for Joy and Austin.

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  53. Just wanted to say that I am so sorry for your lost of your baby girl may God give you the strength to get through this sad time in your life right now and when the time is right may God bless you with another little one .

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  54. Dear Joy and Austin,
    I pray that you will find comfort at this heartbreaking time knowing that underneath you and all around you are the everlasting arms of the saviour. I pray that you will know his peace and comfort as you go though this pain and that you will draw strength from the one who never grows tired, from the one who knows you and loves you and is your refuge in times of trouble. Your testimony of God's goodness is so strong and your faith in him shines through your response to such tragedy, indeed, what a blessing it is that your precious daughter is in glory right now looking at the face of Jesus.

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.
    2 Corinthians 1v3-5

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  55. That is absolutely heartbreaking news😒 that must be so hard for them. I am so sorry for your great loss and pray you will be given strength to make it through this extremely difficult time. A baby girl!

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  56. How very sad. These young people have been given a harsh life lesson. Having babies isn't as easy as Michelle made it appear. I'm sure Anna, Kendra and Lauren all had a moment of terror when they heard the news because they're all at about the same stage of pregnancy.

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  57. This is very hard. I lost a baby at 21 weeks. It's not the same as an early miscarriage. I am so sorry for their loss. They will always remember this little girl. She will always be a part of their family. May God be with them, as they go through this time of sorrow.

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  58. I am so sorry for their heartbreaking loss. What with their grandmother passing away so recentl and Lauren's miscarriage last year, the family has had to cope with a lot in a short period of time.

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  59. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers

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  60. So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace for your family.

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  61. I’m so sorry for your loss. Joy, my prayers are with you and the family.

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  62. "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand"

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  63. I'm sorry for your loss. My husband and I lost twins at 19 weeks. It was devastating to deliver them and hold them afterwards. I wouldn't wish this on anyone. May God comfort and keep you during this difficult time.

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  64. I am so sorry for your heart breaking loss. May you find comfort and strength in God, family and each other and your little boy. I will be praying for you mentally, emotionally and physically to recover. Eileen

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  65. Joy and Austin So very sorry for your loss. It is going to be especially hard for two reasons: the baby was so far along and the sisters will all be delivering in November. The name you chose was so beautiful. Did it also have something to do with Anna being one of Joy's names and isn't Austin's mother Roxanne? I trust your family will give comfort, especially your mom who went through something similar with Jubilee and also your sisters-in-law Lauren and Anna. Please take care of yourselves both physically and emotionally so that the future holds promise for any additional children that may be in your future.

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  66. That is the saddest news! So sorry Joy & Austin. How much can a family take, with losing Grandma Duggar and now this. My heart is broken for you. Prayers of love and healing

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  67. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    I pray that it's a physically minimal pain and effort delivery and that you're able to mourn in God's hands and one day meet her in your Grandmother's arms!

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  68. I'm so sorry for your loss my heart breaks for you my daughter also loss a baby girl. May God be with you and the family through this tragic time and heal your hearts. My prayers are with you.love you both.g.God bless

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  69. I'm so, so sad for them, as I was for Lauren and Josiah. I had 3 miscarriages, myself, so I know how terribly devastating they can be. I did go on to have 3 beautiful children, though, so I hope I can offer hope to anyone reading this who may have experienced this sorrow.

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  70. So sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with your family

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  71. I am so sorry to hear this. I hope she can find at least a little comfort in knowing that her grandma is there in heaven with her sweet baby girl. The joy of all those baby girls - and now knowing there will be one missing. So sad.

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  72. That is heartbreaking. Sending love and prayers.

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  73. So sorry for your loss, words cannot express the grief of losing your baby.

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  74. Praying for God to comfort them

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  75. πŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎπŸ™πŸΎ

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  76. My heart breaks for Joy and Austin. Prayers for comfort and peace.

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  77. There are no words. Prayers for you all.

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  78. So sorry for your loss will be praying for all of you.

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  79. Prayers joy I know what you are going through all two well I lost 7 babies an it still hot home . Time will heal an the love of the Lord will help you get through this difficult time . You an Austin are in my prayers .

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  80. I think this shows everyone that human reproduction is far from perfect and anything can happen at any stage of pregnancy not just before the 3 month mark.

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  81. So sorry for your loss. So many of us have experienced stillbirths. Mine was 41 years ago, and it still feels fresh. Time does help, but November will be another huge wave of grief especially seeing other babies coming. Let yourself grieve through all the stages. We are all with you.

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  82. Joy, Austin, and your families- Praying for you all, asking the God of all peace to comfort and keep you, and wrap you in His loving arms, to sustain you in the coming months. Much love to you all.

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  83. I am so sorry! I had an early miscarriage and 3 weeks after that loss, I got pregnant again....and had my first son...then a little over a year later,I got pregnant again and had my next son. I put on hold more biological kids...and chose to adopt...once I brought home our daughter, I then chose to adopt another son, then chose to close down the door to more biological kids so we could pursue adopting exclusively. We then decided to adopt 2 more times, adding two more daughters....with 6 kids ages almost 23-5 years old, we still are considering adopting again. Why am I saying this all....because God knows all the answers to us growing our families. There are so many ways to choose to become parents....I hope anyone who needs to hear this message knows God is in your pain...he will make beauty from ashes....whether its loss, grief, pain, God is with you Joy and Austin!!!

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    1. I find it dismissive of Joy and Austin’s current tragedy and grief for others to tell their miscarriage stories. Would you say to someone who has just suffered a loss....I had three miscarriages bla bla bla, I hope not. Let’s love and support this family without our own stories of woe.

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    3. Mother’s who have been through a still birth can empathise with joy on a totally different level to the rest of us & many women like to hear other mothers tell their stories of loss. It’s encouraging to know so many people have walked the same path & come through it. This is a time when joy will be at her most vulnerable & other mother’s telling their personal journey of loss could be a huge help to joy.

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  84. So sorry for your loss Joy and Austin

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  85. I am so very sorry. I am heart broken for them. I will be praying.

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  86. So extremely sorry for your loss

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  87. So extremely sorry for your loss

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  88. MO- I used to watch The Duggars years ago and I feel like I watched Joy grow up. It seems like she's gone through so much already- Such a loss. God Bless you sweetie, my thoughts and prayers are with you....

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  89. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss, Joy-Anna and Austin. Praying that the Lord will strength and comfort you at this time. Such a devastating loss. I am so sorry.

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  90. My heart is aching for them. I do wonder if Joy received prenatal care and testing for her pregnancy. I wonder if genetic testing and medical ultrasound could have picked up an abnormality. God bless.

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    1. It was a medical ultrasound that told them their baby had no heartbeat. There is no reason to have an ultrasound early unless you have high risk pregnancies. And what, pray tell, is the purpose of genetic testing???

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    2. Yes she had regular prenatal care. Genetic testing isn't a routine thing doctors order, and ultrasound can pick up many things, but not everything. So don't go trying to lay blame and guilt on Joy & Austin. These things happen regardless of medical intervention. Be kind.

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    3. She was obviously receiving care since she was going in for her scheduled ultrasound to find out what the baby was. Who knows if there was an abnormality? Sometimes babies die, and there isn’t an explanation. My nephew’s son was born a few months ago. He was stillborn. The doctors don’t know why.

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    4. We don't know what kind of care she was receiving. The ultrasound place could have been a non medical one like jinger went to to find out the gender. That being said at most they would have just found out earlier that something may be wrong. I'm not sure if it's better to worry for months before hand or to be happy until the end.

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    5. Genetic testing? Unless there's some known risk for a genetic linked problem, doctors don't do that. If it's found that Joy's baby died from some genetic problem, then testing would be in order for any future babies they might have.

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  91. Sorry for your loss. Prayers and love for Joy-Anna,Austen and Gideon. God Bless. Rest in peace baby girl Annabell Elise.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  92. So very sorry for your family's loss 😭 πŸ™ prayers and HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS HUGS for everyone.

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  93. I'm so sorry for your loss Joy Anna and Austin. You are being prayed for by many.

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  94. This is so sad. So far into the pregnancy. I can't even imagine the emotional pain of delivering the baby knowing it's already passed away. I hope medically it went well.

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  95. I feel terrible for them especially when 20 weeks along. I hope Joy follows up with a specialist as to what may have happened. This proves, along with Si & Lauren’s miscarriage, that sometimes it is not smooth sailing. In Joys case, I hope she rests and recovers her strength. And hopefully, wait a bit longer. She’s so young and has been through a lot. Prayers to the family and for their angel in heaven.

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  96. May God give them the peace they need on this difficult time. News like this are devastating for everyone. I hope they can heal personally and emotionally from this hard loss. They have an angel on heaven that will take care of them.

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  97. I sorry you loss your daughter Annabelle always love you and Austin and Gideon love you stay prayers

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  98. So sorry for the loss of your presious baby girl Annabell love her name by the way :) R.I.P

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  99. My deepest sympathies to Joy and Austin. The death of a child is a very traumatic event especially so far along in development! Precious Joy & Austin,it will take a very long time to even get brief relief for your loss but be strong in the Lord and hug on your son a lot.He doesn't know why you are so sad but he feels it. God bless and love on you now and always.

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  100. So sorry for the loss of your precious baby girl. There are many people that have been through the same thing and can definitely relate. I have a son who is with Jesus and will forever be 16 years old in my eyes. I know November will be a very tough month for you when your sisters give birth, so I will continue to pray for in the coming months. Your sweet Annabell and her aunt Jubilee are having a wonderful reunion in heaven.

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  101. Sorry for your loss Joy and Austin! Sending prayers to you.

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  102. I have been in tears all day for Joy and Austin. I am just so sad for them and truly heartbroken. My prayers are with you for peace that passes all understanding. God bless.

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  103. My heart breaks for Joy and Austin. Sending prayers for them and the family.

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  104. Praying for you and your family during this very difficult time.

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  105. I am so sorry for their loss. We love you guys.

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  106. So heartbreaking! I can't even imagine how painful this is for them. Especially after the loss of their grandma. Such a difficult situation. I pray for peace and comfort. Much love <3

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  107. Awww so sorry for your loss! Praying for y’all to heal and know that God is with you during this time. ❤️

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  108. When God closes one door, his purpose is to change your direction. He has something or someone in another direction in his plan for you and I hope that you can find peace with his will. Sorry for your lost and may he keep you in this time.

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    1. I have a hard time with the concept that God engineered this loss in order to make Joy and Austin go in a different direction. A kind and loving God doesn't beat people up emotionally in this manner. I could never find comfort with a God who does that sort of thing.

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    2. I've never been in favor of claiming that God causes the kind of tragedy Joy and Austin suffered to "fix" or make people "do something else". That's simply not how life works and God doesn't play "puppet master" in our lives.

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    3. I'm sure you mean well, but I in situations like this, the only words that count are those that express sympathy, not an explanation about God's will.

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    4. That’s just hooey. God doesn’t take an innocent baby so they can change direction.

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    5. @3:47 I was taught in church that all babies are sinners, and that never set well with me. You're right, that was nothing but an innocent baby.

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    6. God doesn't cause the death of a beautiful innocent baby. Annabell died because this world is fallen and cursed, and unfortunately death is part of that curse. God can USE this awful event, but it's wrong and misleading to say he CAUSED it.

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  109. How truly sad. My heart aches for them. What a beautiful name they chose for her.

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  110. That's awful. I hope they will find out what happened, what caused it. That would bring them more peace.

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  111. So VERY sad to learn of your loss. Hopefully, you will be blessed with a rainbow baby, like Josiah and Lauren. My heart and prayers go out to you all.

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  112. I don't know you both personally, but this brought me to tears. I will be praying for you. I am so sorry you could not enjoy your little girl here on earth. Much love to you both. Kay

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  113. Sorry for the loss. May they heal quick and properly grieve.

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  114. I'm truly devastated to hear of your loss Joy and Austin. May God be with you in the coming days, weeks and months and provide you the peace and serenity of knowing Annabell is now with Jesus. My heart is heavy and I am thinking of your family xxx

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  115. I know this has been a bad month for you, I just know that Grandma Mary is holding your baby girl.God must have needed her more and he will most surely bless you again and again.My deepest condolences, we love you Joy Joy✝️πŸ•ŠπŸ™πŸΌπŸ’—

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  116. So heartbroken for you. May the Lord surround you with his love and mercy at this difficult time.

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  117. So sorry for your loss praying for you all.God Bless

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  118. ❤ so sorry Austin and Joy :(. God Bless you all

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  119. That is so painful. I hope they all will be sensitive to Joy's feelings when all these baby girls born in November. Similar to how Lauren's first baby had the same due date as Jessa's, and Jessa now had her baby, and thankfully Lauren is pregnant again. I don't think that Joy will be pregnant so soon, it takes time to grieve after the miscarriage at such a late term.

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  120. That's heartbreaking. Shows that even after the first trimester nobody is safe. Hopefully other Duggar girls are on in their pregnancies. Lauren and Anna had later due dates than Joy.

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    1. Anna had 5 healthy term pregnancies, she probably feels ok. Lauren though might be freaking out because she did have a miscarriage before.

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    2. Anna miscarried her second pregnancy.

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  121. So they found it out a week before July 3rd which was still June. What a bad month that was for Duggar family, the grandma passed away tragically, now Joy's baby. So sorry for their loss.

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  122. My mom and I are sorry for your loss. Praying for you both.

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  123. This news is so terribly sad, even more so because they had to be so excited for the gender reveal. The name is absolutely beautiful. Thank goodness she has such a wonderful support system and incredible faith. I do not believe God wills this to happen but is there in Christ to “hug” Annabel into her heavenly home
    and walk through the grief with the family.

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  124. I am sooo sorry! I am crying right now!!! They would have all had girls too 😭

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  125. Does nobody else think it was because of her c-section? I mean they might not be able to have another kid.

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    1. Many people have babies after their c-sections. Michelle has a c-section with her first twins, Jana and John, and so many kids after that, and majority were natural birth.

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    2. I think they need to find out why it happened. It is not often when a miscarriage happens so late in the pregnancy. First trimester miscarriages are not rare. They need to know so that would not repeat.

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    3. Are you for real??!! Many women have had more than 1 C a-section. What a rude and insulting comment!!

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    4. No, I think it was most likely a genetic abnormality (which happen as random and most likely never again) we will see if they share more information.

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    5. I doubt the previous C-section was a factor. However, there was some medical problem that might be a problem in future pregnancies.

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    6. No! Loss happens in pregnancy, no one is to blame. This loss does not mean she won’t be able to have more children.

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    7. When I miscarried my third baby, the doctor assumed it was from me being sick with a bad cold two weeks prior.
      In no way was that 100% definite. . . .I went on to have two more babies.
      My heart goes out to Joy & Austin - I pray they will cling to each other during this time of mourning.

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  126. So sorry for your loss. So much grief for the family, first tragic passing of Grandma Duggar, now Joy's baby at 20 weeks of pregnancy. I hope other pregnant girls are doing well.

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  127. I so feel for them... especially Joy being a younger sister and having her older sisters having healthy babies.

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  128. I'm very sorry for your loss. Praying for Joy and Austin and the entire families!

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  129. They just had Grandma's funeral on June 17th, and then on the 26th they found out the baby passed away...Though the baby now had Grandma to be with.

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  130. Sorry for your loss.
    But thanking hair and makeup girl for photo shoot ...... very very unsettling !!

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    1. Um..no it's not. I know of many parents who did photos with stillborn babies. It's the only photo they will ever have and it's not like the baby looks bad! They won't show every photo I'm sure...

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    2. Only pics they will ever have of this baby... wanted them to be nice.

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  131. Although I don't know you personally, My heart has grieved for y'all.I am praying for daily. I know that God works all things for our good. I pray that he will bless and keep you. Hold tightly to him, as you hold tightly to each other and that sweet boy of yours. I love to see his smiles. You can see the joy of the Lord.

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  132. When people are grieving or suffering during a trying time, as Joy and her husband surely are, it is time to put away the boxing gloves and refrain from criticism or making personal judgments about them.

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  133. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may that sweet angel RIP my condolences

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  134. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family may that sweet angel RIP my condolences

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  135. I'm so sad :( for their loss! I feel sad for them! I wanted to say my prayers for them and ask god and our lord and savior Jesus Christ to take good care along with the angels of the lord in heaven. God bless their beloved daughter, amen. I feel terrible for their loss, but on the bright side, the good news is that she is still their daughter no matter what! deceased or alive. Plus I love her name! Annabell Elise. Its pretty!:) I think its a lovely name! So don't worry, Annabell Elise is still their child, regardless of being deceased or alive, she is still their child no matter what! And that's a good thing because you have a child forever! regardless of him or her being deceased or alive.

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  136. So sorry about your loss r.i.p Annabelle Elyse

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