Jessa Duggar Sends Heartfelt Message To Sister In Law Lauren After She Suffered A Miscarriage
Star of Counting On, Jessa Duggar Seewald has shared a photo of her pregnant belly on Instagram together with a heartfelt caption to her sister in law Lauren who recently suffered a miscarriage.
Jessa, 26, who is currently 25 weeks pregnant with her third child to husband Ben Seewald revealed that she and Lauren actually shared the same due date.
In the heartfelt and lengthy post, Jessa shared the grief her brother Josiah and his wife Lauren are feeling after losing their first baby.
In the Instagram photo, Jessa can be seen cradling her 25 week baby bump while discussing how torn she is that her sister in law won’t get to experience the same mile stones with her.
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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**
Lauren, 19, and Josiah, 21, married on June 30, 2018 and learned they were expecting a few months later. The miscarriage happened in October during her first trimester.
Their large extended family already knew they’d lost the baby as it’s due to be covered in the new season of TLC’s Counting On.
Yet they’d kept their pregnancy and miscarriage a secret from the public for months, only announcing it upon the premiere of the new season of their show last week.
‘Lauren and I were actually preparing for a trip to go to a friend’s wedding,’ Josiah said in a video in which they discussed the loss. ‘She started feeling really sick and started noticing some different things.’
I wasn’t feeling well,’ Lauren said. ‘I was cramping really, really bad, which was quite strange because I normally don’t.
‘I was thinking maybe I had something that had gluten in it,’ she continued. ‘It was late at night and I went to use the restroom and there was the baby. Gone. I couldn’t believe it and I was hoping it wasn’t true.’
‘Nobody really talks about it,’ Lauren said. ‘We just wanted to let y’all know that you’re not alone.’
‘It really was a hard time for our family going through this right after we got married,’ Josiah added. ‘And all the dreams of getting to see our little one and hold it in our hands dashed before our eyes.’