The 'Counting On' star revealed the news on her joint Instagram account with her husband after their tragic miscarriage of their baby girl.
The 21-year-old Counting On star, Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth took to her joint Instagram to share the tragic news of her miscarriage reported PEOPLE. Joy-Anna and husband Austin Forsyth, 25, were all set to welcome their baby girl, but everything changed a check-up. On July 4, they revealed the news that is enough to break any parent's heart. The pair visited the clinic for the 21-year-old's ultrasound and gender reveal that's when the medical experts revealed that their unborn child was not alive. On July 5, she posted an emotional account of what it meant to have a limited amount of time with her baby girl.
The couple posted a distressing picture of them cradling their unborn baby and wrote: We only had her for 20 weeks, Life is fragile and precious. The picture is enough to shatter your heart into a million pieces! Continuing the post they wrote: So thankful the Lord gave her to us for that short time! She will be in our hearts forever!💝😇 It finally ended on a grateful note: Thank you all for your love and support! We can feel the prayers!💕 She also thanked her Bringing Up Bates's star best friend, Carlin Bates. 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, read the post.
The gaping hole created by the death of their lovely girl is evident in the pictures. While Austin looks completely shattered, Joy-Anna seems to be holding it together for the two of them. A faint smile lingers on her face which goes on to show how brave the young lady was at that moment. Despite this hard time, she found some strength to lovingly look at her daughter for a moment without breaking down. Among several people, Anna Duggar was one who also left a comment for the mourning couple. She wrote: Such a precious little life! Annabell is so missed. We love you so much Joy and Austin! Lauren Dugger too left a message which read: She is such a gift! Forever loved! ❤️-Lauren
Joy-Anna and Austin, who already share a 1-year-old son Gideon, posted a black and white picture of themselves the previous day and shared this depressing news about losing their second child. This emotional picture was accompanied by a long post informing people about their recent loss. It read: 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.
Even in this tough time, the family seemed to have struck peace with God. The post continued: 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. Sharing the named they had decided for her they wrote: 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.
Oh my heart... just an unspeakable amount of pain when you lose a child. Bless them in their journey... 😢— Elizabeth Bailey (@dukecoulard) July 5, 2019
The post ended with a cry for support. "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."