connectVideo’Counting On’ star Josiah and Lauren Duggar say open about their tragic miscarriage helped them heal
Lauren Duggar, the wife of Josiah Duggar, thanked social media followers on Sunday for the support of her, after her October a miscarriage.
The “Count On” star posted a touching message on Instagram alongside a photo of a piano decorated by the couple’s wedding photos.
“I just want to thank you for your prayers, support, and for all the Mom’s out there for sharing your angel baby stories,” the 19-year-old wrote.
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“It’s easy to share those happy times in our lives, but the sharing of something hard, such as the loss of a baby can be like putting salt on the wound. I know y’all sharing your stories, it has not only helped me, but many other women who have gone through the same tests,” she continued.
She is ready with the script by quoting Psalm 147:3, writing: “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth their sorrows.”
Lauren and Josiah getting engaged in March of last year and married in June.
The couple suffered the miscarriage in the fall, but did not reveal the tragedy until last month to “Count On” — but they still had some doubts about whether they should talk about it publicly.
“It was definitely something where I would find myself asking whether I should share our miscarriage,” Lauren told Fox News at the time. “But you know that a lot of people go through this and a lot of people are confronted with it in silence. And I just wanted to bring hope to many of the people who are going through this — that they are not alone.”
‘COUNT ON’ STAR JOSIAH AND LAUREN DUGGAR SAY OPEN ABOUT THEIR TRAGIC MISCARRIAGE HELPED THEM HEAL
Josiah, 22, told Fox News that he supported his wife’s decision to come clean in front of the cameras even though they were privately grieving.
“Many women go through,” he explained. “A doctor was with us to share that one in five pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. And so it is a very common thing with the fact that it is the first quarter the most of them. Many women don’t share it. And they keep it in. Our doctor really encouraged us [to say]. … That helps with the healing.”
Fox News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.