Joy-Anna Duggar Shares Heartbreaking Miscarriage News

Just months ago, Joy-Anna Forsyth (neé Duggar) and her husband, Austin, announced they were expecting their second child. The reality stars already welcomed son Gideon last year, and they were excited to give him a sibling.

“Our favorite math is addition and we are very excited to share that the Forsyth family is adding a member!” they said in May. “Marriage and being a mom and dad to Gideon has already far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to loving another little one and seeing what special dynamic he or she brings to our family. Table for 4 sounds perfect!”

Tragically, five months into her pregnancy, Joy-Anna announced that she had suffered a miscarriage. The couple shared the name of their daughter, who was stillborn a week before the announcement.

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.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.

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.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

The news was absolutely heartbreaking, especially when you remember that grandma Mary Duggar also passed away less than a month ago. Family members shared their condolences on social media, including Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar.

“We were so sad to hear that Joy and Austin’s baby girl passed away mid-way through their pregnancy,” they said. “The pain of losing a child is unimaginable. Yet, for the one whose hope is in God, there is a peace that surpasses our finite understanding. We pray that God will comfort Joy and Austin and carry them through this difficult time. —Mom & Pops Duggar”

“Joy Joy & Austin, our hearts break for y’all with the loss of your precious Annabell Elise 💔🌸,” sister Jill wrote. “May God continue to give y’all peace and comfort in the days ahead. 💞We love y’all dearly! 😘❤️”

Jessa, who just gave birth to a daughter recently, also shared her condolences.

“Our hearts are breaking over your loss. Such beautiful words you’ve written in your post. ❤️,” she said. “Annabell will forever be in our hearts. We love you all and are praying for God’s peace and comfort during this time.”

Hours after announcing the tragic news, Joy-Anna posted pictures of her and Austin holding Annabell.

We only had her for 20 weeks, Life is fragile and precious. So thankful the Lord gave her to us for that short time! She will be in our hearts forever!💝😇.

Thank you all for your love and support! We can feel the prayers!💕

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!💖

We are so sorry to hear about Joy-Anna and Austin’s tragic loss, and we hope they can find strength in the Lord to move forward.

Joy-Anna Duggar Expecting Baby #2

Joy-Anna Duggar Expecting Baby #2

I know I shouldn’t be surprised by the Duggar family growing any more, but somehow I always am. Jessa Duggar is expecting her new addition any day now, and her younger sister, Joy-Anna, just announced she’s expecting as well!

Joy-Anna and her husband, Austin Forsyth, already share a son Gideon who is 14 months old, and announced on Instagram that they’ll be welcoming another baby in November of 2019.

“Some of you have guessed, some of you had no clue… November, 2019 Baby Forsyth #2 is Due!!👶🏼❤️ Cannot wait to meet this new little one! Gideon is going to be such a great big brother!! #baby2due#babyforsyth#pregnant

The reality TV stars also made a statement to Us Weekly about their exciting news.

“Our favorite math is addition and we are very excited to share that the Forsyth family is adding a member!” the Counting On stars said. “Marriage and being a mom and dad to Gideon has already far exceeded our expectations. We are looking forward to loving another little one and seeing what special dynamic he or she brings to our family. Table for 4 sounds perfect!”

The first time Joy-Anna was pregnant, there were a lot of rumors surrounding it. Always seen as one of the rebels of the family, many people started to question if she had premarital sex with her fiancee, as her wedding was moved up by a few months. Not long after, she announced she was expecting, and her baby bump clearly grew pretty quickly.

Austin did admit he and his wife-to-be broke some rules, but it all sounded pretty innocent.

“The only time that I can think of when I overstepped my bounds with my future father-in-law was probably staying up talking past curfew,” Forsyth lamented in an interview. “Just letting time slip past you and being in a good conversation…it’s really easy to do. That and probably going over the three-second hug. That’s easy to do.”

Now, though, Joy-Anna’s pregnancy has no reason to be speculation-filled, unless we’re trying to figure out whether she’s having a boy or a girl! Grandparents Jim Bob and Michelle are so excited about the new baby, they wrote about it on their website.

“The Bible is right, there is no greater JOY than seeing your children walk in truth,” the couple wrote. “We have loved watching Austin and Joy build their lives together as a married couple and as parents. Their love for God, each other, Gideon, and others is genuine and inspiring. We could not be more thankful as we watch their lives unfold day by day. A new baby will bring even more joy and blessings to their lives and ours. We are on cloud nine that another grandbaby will make a debut in 2019!”

Here’s a break down of the current Duggar children and grandchildren:

  • Josh and Anna Duggar: Mackynzie, 9, Michael, 7, Marcus, 5, Meredith, 3, Mason, 19 months, Baby Duggar, due November 2019
  • Jill and Derick Dillard: Israel, 4, Samuel, 21 months
  • Jessa and Ben Seewald: Spurgeon, 3, Henry, 2, Baby Seewald, due June 2019
  • Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth: Gideon, 14 months, and Baby Forsyth, due November 2019
  • Joseph and Kendra Duggar: Garrett, 11 months, Baby Duggar, October 2019

Congratulations to Joy-Anna and Austin!

Joy-Anna Duggar Posts Picture Of Baby Bump, Sparks Controversy About Her Marriage

The Duggars are nothing if not controversial. The family rules are often criticized for being too harsh, too modest, or just plain weird.

Because of their fame, the Duggar family is also subjected to extreme criticism on social media. One time, Jessa Duggar’s son wasn’t wearing shoes in a picture and people accused her of being a bad mother.

Then, Jill and her husband were criticized for falsely advertising their qualifications during a mission trip.

But now, it’s the most recently married Duggar daughter that is facing heat for her life choices. Joy-Anna Duggar married Austin Forsyth in May 2017, just four months after they announced their engagement.

While the timing may not seem too suspect, people began to speculate. The original date of the wedding was October 28th, so why feel the need to move it up? Just three months after her wedding, Joy-Anna announced she and Austin were expecting their first child. People were thrilled, but the picture she posted did not quell any rumors at all.

Josh Duggar Has Sparked Not One, But Two Lawsuits From His Own Family

In 2015, it was revealed that Josh Duggar, the eldest Duggar child, had molested five girls in 2002, when he was 14 years old. It came out that he fondled the breasts and genitals of the girls, four of whom were his sisters.

Josh released a statement regarding the situation, apologizing for his actions, but at the same time implicating his parents as well.

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends,” the father of four said. “I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”

The information released by the Arkansas Police Department revealed that Josh molested his sisters Jill, Jessa, Jinger, and Joy-Anna. There was also a fifth girl who was not named.

“My parents … I can see looking back [that] my parents handled this very well,” Jessa told Fox News. “They sent Josh away. They had him get help. When he came back he was a totally different person. He was repentant whenever he left. When he came back, I could see he had made life changes.”

“I was angry at first, I was like, How could this happen?’ ” Jill recalled. “And then, you know, my parents explained to us what happened and then Josh came and asked each of us, individually – I know he asked me to forgive him. And I had to make that choice to forgive him, you know? It wasn’t something that somebody forced, like, ‘Oh, you need to do this.’ You have to make that decision for yourself.”

After the reports were confirmed, TLC cancelled its incredibly popular series, 19 Kids and Counting.

“After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with 19 Kids and Counting. The show will no longer appear on the air,” the network said in an official statement, noting that “the recent attention around the Duggars has sparked a critical and important conversation about child protection.”

But that wasn’t the end of controversy for Josh Duggar.