The Duggars Set Memorial Service Date for Miscarried Baby Girl

December 13, 2011 02:52:40 GMT

'19 Kids and Counting' stars, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, have named the baby they lost on December 8 Jubilee Shalom Duggar, and will hold the service for friends and family members.

The Duggars Set Memorial Service Date for Miscarried Baby Girl
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Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have planned a memorial service for their unborn child. The stars of "19 Kids and Counting" announced on Monday, December 12 that they will hold the memorial for the baby girl they have named Jubilee Shalom Duggar on Wednesday, December 14.

Though it is still unclear where the memorial will take place, it is intended to be for the Duggar's family members and friends. It won't be the first service for Jubilee Shalom since a private service had been held in the family's home on late Sunday, December 11, just three days after they learned that Michelle suffered a miscarriage in the second trimester.

Sharing his thought about the loss, patriarch Jim Bob Duggar told PEOPLE, "We have had many tears today. This is life, and I understand that we are going though something that many others have." He added, "You think about the what-ifs, but God gives us strength to go on."

The 46-year-old continued, "We won't be able to see this child's life and the phases that we've seen for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day. We are thankful for each child, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven."

The family also took to their official Website to thank fans and well-wishers. "On behalf of the whole Duggar Family we would like to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and outpouring of love," their letter read. "We discovered during a routine 19-week ultrasound that our 20th child, who was due in April 2012, passed away recently."

"As our whole family is grieving, we also know that God promises to work all things for good in our lives. We rest in knowing, that even though our child has departed this life that we will one day see each other again in heaven."


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posted by Penny Stephens on Dec 18, 2011
Bless this family,God said to be Fruitful And Multiply,And this family has certainly done so!
posted by Willow on Dec 13, 2011
:( Totally sad. I was hoping it would be a girl. Totally, totally sad. :( Very pretty name. Slightly strange, but very pretty.
posted by krista on Dec 13, 2011
I am sorry for your loss. But I think this was the sign to say no more children and to go forth with god with your other precious gifts. God bless
posted by Januari on Dec 13, 2011
My prayers are with you!
posted by heartfelt joy on Dec 13, 2011
I believe with all my heart that Jubilee was already feeling the love from her family. The Lord has given her a special pair of wings and will reunite with her family some day.
posted by Andrea on Dec 13, 2011
Maybe it's time to call it quits and tie those tubes
posted by Mea on Dec 13, 2011
I'm pretty sure Jim Bob is not raping his wife, im sure she submits and enjoys doing the marriage act with her husband! Do you know the definition of selfish? I think only thinking of your self and not considering any one else is the def. So wouldnt that be all you people who stop at 2 or 3 kids, so you can have your fancy cars and big houses and all the cloths your closet can hold? God Bless the Duggers, big families, and all those who obey the laws of God!
posted by susan on Dec 13, 2011
The Duggers said that they will stop having kids when God gives them a sign, well his first sign was when the 19th was born premature and ill, and now with the miscarriage of this child, it is so selfish of JIMBOB to keep putting his wifes life in danger with each pregnancy, he is not only gambling with her life, the life of the unborn child, but also with the 19 kids he has, what if Michelle dies during one of the deliveries, what if those 19 were left without a mother, is it fair to the other children who have not had children of their own to have to care for the younger ones because of their selfish irresponsible behavior. Enough already and shame on TLC for glamorizing these tragedies and selfishness just for the sake of money, and what maes them any different then OCTOMOM, nothing, they are just as irresponsible. I use to love watching their show, now it just irritates me that he is willing to risk his wifes life, and the kids without a mother, wake up, this last incident is GOD telling you thank you or the many you have given to me, but I want you to think about those children and love them, give them a good stable upbringing, NO more children. I give you this sign. I hope that they realize this is the sign they have been looking for.
posted by livida Gonzalez on Dec 13, 2011
God is with u guys and he is the only one that gives us straight each day. God bless.

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