On Instagram, Jessa Duggar Seewald shares a sweet post about Josiah and Lauren Duggar’s recent miscarriage. She takes this moment to reflect on the loss of her brother and sister-in-law’s baby after connecting it back to her own pregnancy.
What does Jessa Duggar Seewald say in the post?
In the post, Jessa Duggar Seewald shows off her growing baby bump. She is currently 25 weeks along. She mentions how pregnancy is “such a precious gift, and definitely not something I take for granted.”
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#25weeks Pregnancy— such a precious gift, and definitely not something I take for granted. As we look forward to meeting our baby, we’re also feeling an exceptional amount of grief over my brother Josiah and sister-in-law Lauren’s loss of their baby. Lauren and I shared the exact same due date. We have cried so many tears, both together and apart. My heart aches for them. I weep when I think of how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been— right up through the baby’s due date. And yet, even in a flood of emotions, there are perplexities of the human heart that may cause us to want to clam up or remain silent through such a trial. Because of this, many people feel like they’re walking this road alone. It is true that speaking for the sake of filling silence is not needful and is often hurtful. I’ve watched Lauren converse with people who have been unknowingly insensitive, and I am amazed by her graciousness. I’ve heard some try to give reasons or explanations, not realizing that their unsolicited opinions might be very painful, like salt to a wound. One might never know the tears you cry at night as a result of their words flowing back through your head. Often times, “I love you and I’m praying for you” along with a hug are quite sufficient. We do not need to fill every silence with words. But at the same time, conversations of lost dreams should never feel suppressed. Silence can stifle healing, but a carefully chosen word may work to help bring life and healing to the soul. We must all reinforce the fact that emotions over a life lost are not something to be resisted. They’re not wrong, and you should never think that for a moment. If you’ve lost a child, know this— YOU ARE A MAMA, and you will never cease to think about and cherish the life you carried… **swipe left to read more**
Even though Jessa Duggar Seewald has shared about her pregnancy on social media, she seems to be posting less this time around. In this recent post, she shares her feelings about Lauren Duggar’s miscarriage. She makes connections back to her own pregnancy and how they had the same exact due date.
In the post, Jessa Duggar Seewald says:
“Lauren and I shared the exact same due date. We have cried so many tears, both together and apart. My heart aches for them. I weep when I think of how difficult it must be for her to see me pregnant in the very stages where she would’ve been— right up through the baby’s due date.”
It’s possible that she has been avoiding posting pregnancy updates for Josiah and Lauren’s sake. She doesn’t want to make them feel worse, especially since the two were supposed to be at the same point in their pregnancies.
It looks like Jessa Duggar Seewald is being very sensitive to Lauren’s feelings. Though Lauren hasn’t been in the family long, these two have seemed to bond already.
Josiah and Lauren Duggar’s miscarriage
The couple’s miscarriage came as a shock to Duggar fans. A source did say that they were trying to conceive, but their pregnancy was never confirmed publicly.
On February 11, Josiah and Lauren Duggar posted an update and shared that they had suffered a miscarriage. Since then, they have been open about the process and have been very honest with their fans.
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Many of yall don't know this, but a couple of months ago we found out we were expecting, however, soon after we miscarried. At first, we kind of wanted to just stay quiet about the news, but knew that since everyone is anticipating for us to announce that were having a baby, we felt like it was time that we told everyone that our first and only baby is in heaven. It is hard to hear when people asks us if we are expecting, when we only recently lost our baby. You can imagine it was devastating to the both of us. Our expectations of setting up a baby room, hearing the heart beat, feeling the baby's first kick in mommys tummy, holding our little one and getting to to see our precious baby were – Shattered. Gone. Right before our eyes. Even though our sweet child is no longer with us, it is such a comfort to know that one day we will get to see our baby in Heaven! To the ones who have gone through this, I know your pain. It’s real and terrible. I just want you to know you don’t have to suffer in pain alone. It is not your fault. We greatly appreciate your prayers as we go through this hard time! Love, -Josiah and Lauren #countingon #TLC #miscarriage #ourbabyisafeinthearmsofjesus
They have emphasized how important it is for people who are going through the same thing to know that they are not alone. They are not posting to get all kinds of sympathy. By posting, they just want others in their place to be supported.
In the post, they said, “To the ones who have gone through this,
I know your pain. It’s real and terrible. I just want you to know you don’t have to suffer in pain alone. It is not your fault.”
Though it’s a sad time for Josiah and Lauren Duggar, they are getting lots of love and support from their fans, friends, and family. Jessa Duggar Seewald’s loving post is probably comforting to Lauren.
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